Monday, March 10, 2014


Hearing to Pass HB1013
It is not a small miracle that HB1013 is being heard by the House Education Committee. Thank you for all your efforts in contacting each member.

Let's continue to send a strong message that we want our representatives to pass HB1013, by filling the hearing room on March 17. Bring your friends, bring your family, and join us at the hearing! 
CHAP is devoting a series of posts to "fast action" items which you can participate in, as well as daily prayer requests as we seek to cover House Bill 1013 until March 24, one week after the Education Committee hearing. You may join by following CHAP on facebook or daily checking the CHAP Legislative Action blog.

Keep bringing the Bill to their attention by calling your representative until they make a commitment with you to support HB1013. Some of them might hold off making a decision until it's out of the Education Committee, but call them anyway. 

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The hearing is at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Capitol
Irvis Office Building, Room G-50 (Ground floor)

It will be live streamed on PCN.

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CHAP Help Day 2014 - April 2nd
To protect our God-given rights, CHAP works to inform our legislators about the benefits of homeschooling through CHAP HELP Day. CHAP HELP is the Home Education Lobby Program designed for the whole family.  In addition to promoting homeschooling to legislators, homeschool families experience a visit to our State Capitol and learn how our laws are made. We invite you to join us and hear Dewitt Black, Senior Counsel at Homeschool Legal Defense Association, our keynote speaker.

Last year's homemade pies left a sweet impression on some of our legislators
 This time around, we will reach out to all 253 members of the General Assembly so we will open it up to home baked breads and cookies, not just pies. We ask each family to bring 2-3 of any of these, labeled with your contact information and the ingredients/recipe; we also need some treats to be gluten free, sugar free and low-fat.

Can't make it to the Capitol?
Make an appointment to meet with your legislators when they're in your local district office. Bring other fellow homeschoolers with you to strengthen your effort and to let them meet real homeschool families. If you email, we will send you downloadable fliers to take along if you need informational documents. Remember to inform us of this visit so we can keep track of who has been reached and who hasn't been reached.

Watch for announcements
 by visiting and make your reservation today by emailing with your basic information. Some details of the CHAP HELP Day program will be determined by what is happening with HB1013. We live in an exciting time in the history of the Keystone State to restore some of our freedoms!

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Resolution to Protect Parental Rights
Homeschoolers and the general public alike were watching while many united in prayer pleading to God in behalf of the Romeike family. This unjust reversal of their asylum came about when our administration decided that there is no right to homeschool anywhere. Justina Pelletier is not homeschooled but her family's fight is another story of political and judicial malfeasance.

We need to amend the Constitution to protect parental rights
, but it requires that 2/3 of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, and the approval by the state legislatures in 3/4 of the 50 states.

Pennsylvania State Representative Will Tallman introduced House Resolution 71 to explicitly protect the right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children as a fundamental right protected by the Constitution of the United States. Thanks to our strong ally in Representative Daryl Metcalfe, the Resolution was voted out of the State Government Committee and is now eligible to go on the voting calendar.

To pass this Resolution there are two things we must ALL do:

1) Call your Representative and ask him/her to support HR71

2) Call the House leadership and urge them to put this on the calendar for a vote.

Learn more about the Parental Rights Amendments here

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"We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately."

~Benjamin Franklin 

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