Colorado Legislative District Connection – Maybe You Could Do This in Your State?

Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC) is facilitating a personal connection between homeschooling families and their elected state representatives and senators through their Legislative District Connection.

“When each House Representative and Senator has a positive, personal, ongoing connection with a family in their district, they’ll have a clear understanding of how potential legislation may negatively (or positively) affect homeschoolers.”

We all have the potential to impact our freedom to homeschool for generations to come, and it starts with getting involved today.

Coloradans can sign up to commit to being your district’s personal connection to homeschooling.

Not a Colorado resident? Can you envision this in your state? Reach out to your state homeschool organization to find out if you have something like this in your state or if you can help start something similar.

Get Ready! March & April Homeschool Days at the Capitol!

Capitol Days, Legislative Days, Homeschool Day at the Capitol, Pie Day, and other similar events foster communication between parents and their elected representatives. This is a great opportunity for you to teach your children the importance of the legislative process and help them mature into civic leaders who will help protect American freedoms.

The chart below lists March and April Capitol Days; you can also check your state’s dates here if it’s not listed below.

ArizonaMarch 3 2023
ColoradoApril 23, 2023
ConnecticutApril 5, 2023
FloridaMarch 23, 2023
IowaMarch 13, 2023
MarylandMarch 9, 2023
Minnesota Legislative DayMarch 31, 2023
MissouriMarch 7, 2023
North DakotaMarch 13, 2023
South DakotaMarch 2, 2023
South CarolinaMarch 15, 2023
Tennessee Capitol Hill Rally & ReceptionMarch 28, 2023
Texas Lobbying Workshop
Texans for Homeschool Freedom
March 2 & April 5, 2023
March 6, 2023
WashingtonMarch 17, 2023

Get Ready! January & February Homeschool Days at the Capitol!

Capitol Days, Legislative Days, Homeschool Day at the Capitol, Pie Day, and other similar events foster communication between parents and their elected representatives. This is a great opportunity for you to teach your children the importance of the legislative process and help them mature into civic leaders who will help protect American freedoms. While the chart below lists January and February Capitol Days, you can check your state’s dates here if not listed below.

ArkansasFebruary 21, 2023
CaliforniaJanuary 18–19, 2023
Hawaii February 27, 2023
IdahoFebruary 8, 2023
IndianaJanuary 19, 2023
KansasFebruary 2, 2023
New MexicoFebruary 2, 2023
Oklahoma (Homeschool Oklahoma)February 7, 2023
Oklahoma (Constitutional Home Educators Alliance)February 8, 2023
VirginiaFebruary 2, 2023
West VirginiaFebruary 3, 2023

Homeschool Capitol Days

Classical Conversations families are raising a generation of leaders with Christ-centered worldviews. Let’s model for our students the importance of establishing open communication with elected officials. We can effect change!

A fun and easy way to get involved is through your state’s Capitol Day or Day with the Legislator. Ohio’s Capitol Day is October 18, 2022. Check here to see if your state’s Homeschool Capitol Day is published!

Here are some resources to get you started. Your state homeschool organization may have additional resources on its website. Also, here are a few tips to prepare for Homeschool Day at the Capitol and to meet your state legislators:

  1. Find your state’s House Representatives and Senators and their contact information.
  2. Begin, and continue, to pray for them.
  3. Make an appointment to meet with the legislator or their staffer. You do not need to identify yourself as a homeschooler or bring up homeschooling unless you want to. This will be a very brief appointment, so you must be prepared.
  4. On your visit. Introduce yourself and thank them for meeting with you. Know what you want and be clear about how the lawmaker can help. Don’t minimize the power of statistics and personal testimonies. Capitol Canary suggests that you leave them with a story they can tell at a dinner party.
  5. Follow up. Send a personal, hand-written note to thank them for the meeting. Show your appreciation and let them know you are praying for them, even if you have differing opinions.
  6. Extend an invitation to your legislator to visit your homeschooling event.