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HSLDA's National Center for Home Education

Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the freedom to homeschool. HSLDA's Federal Relations Department focuses on federal legislation, grassroots lobbying, and research.
William A. Estrada
Director of Federal Relations
One Patrick Henry Circle
Purcellville, VA 20132
Phone: (540) 338-5600
Fax: (540) 338-8606
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CAP Lobbyist Application

The Congressional Action Program (CAP) is looking for homeschoolers who are concerned about the political trends which threaten homeschool freedom and the American family, and who are willing to share those concerns with our nation’s leaders in Congress. The most important credential that you can bring to Washington, D.C. is an enthusiastic desire to preserve the blessings of liberty and uphold homeschool freedom and parental rights. The United States was not built by professional politicians or trained lobbyists, but by God-fearing families who were willing to take a stand for righteousness. America needs to hear from such families today. If you care about the future of homeschooling and are willing to work on behalf of the family, please fill out this application.

Those who wish to attend a CAP Training Day and be involved in upcoming CAP events need to fill out an application to become a Capitol Action Program Lobbyist.

Cost for Training Day: For first-time attendees, the cost is $15 per couple or family. (Note: Those who attended previous training sessions may attend for free.)

Cost for a “Lobby on the Hill” Day: The only costs are travel and parking in Washington, D.C. No registration fee is requested. However, all families must attend at least one CAP Training Day before registering for a Hill day.

Who’s Invited: The entire family! However, keep in mind that your children need to be mature enough to handle visiting congressional offices with you. CAP Lobbyists should live within easy driving distance to D.C.

For more information please contact CAP: CAP@hslda.org or 540-338-5600.

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Member Number: *

Street Address: *

City: * State: * ZIP Code: *
Daytime Phone Number: *

Fax Number:

E-mail Address: *

Are you a registered voter? *

If you are younger than voting age, what is your birthdate?

Do you have access to transportation in/out of Washington, DC? *

Are you interested in attending our next CAP Lobbyist Training Day? (March 4, 2013). *

If you are not planning to attend CAP training day, please skip the next two questions.

How many are planning to attend?

Please give names and ages of those who are planning to attend with you. (You do not need to put your name down again). Cost for training day includes: $10 per adult, $15 per couple or family, additional children under 18 are free.

Are you able to commit to a reasonable preparation time to reading background information and setting up Capitol Hill appointments? *

Can you make yourself available for lobbying days in the future? *

Can you make yourself available for legislative emergencies? *

Why do you want to participate in this project? *
(If you have several reasons, please rank their importance to you by numbering each item.)

Have you ever participated in the political process (e.g., written letters, called Congress, assisted with a campaign, lobbied, etc.)? *

If yes, please describe the circumstances and result. (This is not a prerequisite.)

Do you believe it is important to defend the U.S. Constitution? *

If yes, why?

Do you believe that the Bible should be our guide for all life decisions and actions? *

What do you believe is the biggest problem facing America’s families today?*

Years you have homeschooled: *

Briefly describe your homeschooling experience. (Please explain your reasons for choosing home education.) *

Do you see any legislative threats on the horizon with regard to homeschooling? *

If yes, what are they?

The CAP department would like to send you e-mails with attachments created in Microsoft Word. Can you work with Microsoft Word files? *

Please provide the name of someone who knows you and your family well and who we may contact for a character reference:*
Relationship to you:*
Phone number or e-mail contact:*


Payment Information

To complete this application, please provide payment information below for CAP Training Day. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Name on Card:*
Card Number:*
Expiration Month:*    
Expiration Year:*    
Billing ZIP:*  
Note: Your credit card will only be charged after your application is processed. Please give us 4 to 7 business days to process the credit card number. By submitting this form, I verify that the information provided on the application is true and correct, and I indicate my willingness to fulfill the responsibilities of a CAP Lobbyist.

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