Monday, September 29, 2014


We are running out of time to pass HB1013. I was told that the legislative calendar is not in our favor. Many of our lawmakers are campaigning for re-election and there are too many bills to pass in the remaining 5 session days. We've worked too hard to allow it to expire so all eyes, ears, voices and energies must be turned towards making sure they run the bill in the Senate Floor. The Senators will not be in Harrisburg this week but can be reached in their district offices. Their staffers and aides will still be at the Capitol so you can also call there as well.
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We cannot stress it enough that it's crunch time. TODAY is the day we focus our energies to call Senate leadership to include HB1013 in the agenda. Senator Dominic Pileggi is in-charge of the voting schedule in the Senate. If you live in Senate District 9 - part of Chester and part of Delaware Counties - you are his constituent. We ask you to especially visit his district office in either Chester or Glen Mills and be the face of homeschooling to them. Then, we should all plan to write a handwritten personal letter, call, fax, email - and persevere in urging him to support our homeschooling rights by passing HB1013.

Here are his Harrisburg and district contact information:

Senator Dominic Pileggi
Senate Box 203009, HarrisburgPA 17120-3009
Room: 350 Capitol Building
(717) 787-4712
FAX: (717) 783-7490

Senator Dominic Pileggi
100 Evergreen Drive
Suite 113
Glen MillsPA 19342
(610) 358-5183
FAX: (610) 358-5184

Senator Dominic Pileggi
415 Avenue of the States
ChesterPA 19013
(610) 447-5845

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The other person in leadership we need to contact is Senator Joseph Scarnati. If you live in Senate District 25 serving Cameron, Clearfield (part), Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, Mckean, Potter and Tioga Counties, below are his contact information. Please visit his district office closest to you. We all should also plan to write him a personal letter, call, fax, email - and persevere in urging him to support our homeschooling rights.

Senator Joseph Scarnati III
Senate Box 203025
HarrisburgPA 17120-3025
Room: 292 Capitol Building

Senator Joseph Scarnati III
410 Main Street
BrockwayPA 15824
(814) 265-2030
FAX: (814) 265-2040

Senator Joseph Scarnati III
Five Main Street
WellsboroPA 16901
(570) 724-5231
FAX: (570) 723-5119

Senator Joseph Scarnati III
21A Field Street
KanePA 16735
(814) 837-1026
FAX: (814) 837-1029

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Our lawmakers work for us but unless we communicate to them what's important to us, they will not know. There are 3,000 bills and resolutions in this session and there is no way they can understand enough about everything. It is a critical responsibility upon us to give them ample information to make the right decision.

In addition, call, email, fax, write or visit your own Senator - today.

Because of the amendment, our bill has to go back to the House. We have good House Leadership support but we have to work harder to get the vote in the Senate Floor - as soon as possible.

[If you get critical information and helpful responses from your efforts, we would appreciate knowing about it. Please email it to]

With regards to the amendment from the Senate Education Committee, rest assured that it was all made with excellent spirit strengthening what we have in HB1013. If passed, it will require superintendents - if they have any "reasonable doubt" that appropriate education is taking place - to offer more succinct and  specific statement why they think sufficient education is not taking place.

We can take courage that Representative Mike Turzai, majoirty leader of the House, has already assured Representative Mark Gillen, our bill sponsor, that he will pass it through the House Floor as soon as they receive it from the Senate Floor. 

Visit our website and blog for help with talking points. Let's get to work because we can do this with the help of God.

Carpe Diem

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