Why Attend Homeschool Day at the Capitol?
By attending Day at the Capitol, you help ensure homeschooling freedoms by joining thousands of other homeschoolers at the rally; you are encouraged by being part of one of our nations largest homeschool events! You get to hear inspiring speakers from our state's elected leadership. You influence the state leaders to acknowledge and respect homeschooling accomplishments. Your students are trained in principles of Godly citizenship, leadership, and the U.S. Constitution, and both you and they learn how to make a difference for America's future.
"Posterity! You will never know how much it cost our present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." — John Quincy Adams
Top Ten Reasons to Attend
1. This is the most effective way to keep homeschooling free in Colorado. Our legislators need to meet us. They need to know that homeschooling produces some of the best educated young people, in a day where the decline in academic standards is pronounced almost everywhere else.
2. Standing for one hour on the west steps of the Capitol will consume less of our time and resources than court cases, arrests, and imprisonment.
3. Catch a little of the passion and vision for liberty and for homeschooling from those who have been on the front lines of the battle, like Concerned Parents of Colorado Director, Treon Goossen.
4. Over one thousand people on the steps of the capitol sends a resounding message to our legislators – and typically makes for the largest rally on the capitol steps each year. As a grass-roots movement, numbers are an effective way to impact our representatives. If you don't participate, my family will be the only family there (and seven of us won't make much of a statement).
5. After last election, the governorship and both houses in the Colorado legislature are controlled by the Democratic party (which is largely supported by the teacher unions that have clearly opposed homeschool freedoms). This is the first time it has happened in Colorado in 50 years.
6. You can turn the day into an educational field trip for your children, by touring the capitol, attending the planned events, being introduced to the Colorado House or Senate, and by considering participation in the Citizen Lobbyist Workshop.
7. "All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." – Edmund Burke
8. Your children can participate in the Future Statesman program and satisfy the state requirement for "regular courses of instruction in the Constitution of the United States."
9. This event is free, although we do encourage donations.
10. By attending this event, you will be showing your support for the homeschooling freedoms that Colorado parents and children have enjoyed for more than 20 years.
8:45am - Observe the opening of the Colorado House of Representatives (Capitol Gallery)
9:30am - Liberty Celebration (Pillar of Fire Church)
11:15am - Lunch (Pillar of Fire Church)
11:45am - March around the Capitol (from the Pillar of Fire Church)
12:15pm - Rally (West Steps of the Capitol)
1:30pm - Citizen Lobbyist Workshop (meet on West Steps of the Capitol)
1:30pm - Future Statesman Workshop (Pillar of Fire Church)