Homeschoolers of Tennessee

Come to

THEA’s CAPITOL HILL RALLY & RECEPTION DAY

Hear Historian William Federer!!

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The Program begins at 9:30 in the historic War Memorial Auditorium

 6th Avenue North, Nashville TN, 37243 (7th Ave. between Charlotte Ave. & Union St.)

https://www.wmarocks.com/plan-your-visit/directions-and-parking

 

We are pleased to announce that Christian historian William Federer will be with us on Rally Day speaking both in the WMA Rally & in the afternoon at McKendree United Methodist Church, 523 Church Street.

His topic in the WMA Rally is Who is the King in America?

Learn more about Mr. Federer at: http://www.americanminute.com/about.php.

William Federer is a nationally known speaker, bestselling author and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America’s noble heritage. As an accomplished historian, he has published many books including his newest one by the same title as his presentation, Who is the King in America?  His radio show and email subscription both called The American Minute, www.americanminute.com,  feature historical events “on this day in history”. Mr. Federer possesses a near encyclopedic knowledge of American and European history! His Faith in History television show airs on the TCT Network on stations across America and via DirectTV.

You and your family don’t want to miss the excellent, informative presentations by Mr. Federer as he speaks during the War Memorial Auditorium Rally and following the Rally and lunch from 1:30 – 3:30 at McKendree United Methodist Church, 523 Church Street, just 2 blocks from the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville.

Plan now to NOT MISS bringing your children and together hearing this amazing Christian historian in person!

The freedoms that allow you to home educate your children are protected and defended by the efforts of THEA and Rally Day!

Join with other homeschoolers in communicating to and impacting our state’s lawmakers about home education! Let them know we value and use our freedoms well. Let them know these freedoms are essential to our way of life. Let them see that children taught at home are receiving a great education, coming out of their home school experience prepared for life.  Join THEA to protect home school freedoms in Tennessee by supporting and making a strong presence on Rally Day!  Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn from one of America’s finest Christian historians! Bring your family and Be There!


     Student-performed Prelude music begins in the WMA at 8:45 a.m. Rally Day is the day at our state Capitol for Tennessee homeschooling families to bring the good report of home education to our elected lawmakers. This is really a way to be Watchmen on the Wall as we let our friends and those who want to strap us with more regulation know of our strength and vibrancy. We do this through displays of our student’s work and achievements on tables that line the busy hallway of their underground Legislative Plaza office complex, while we gather in the historic War Memorial Auditorium connected to their underground office complex for a program celebrating our student’s many accomplishments and the vibrancy of home education in Tennessee! We come together to rejoice in the vitality and strength of home education in multiple ways, though music, student’s speeches and more! We will also hear from an international and national home school leader, HSLDA Global Outreach Director, Patrick Henry College Professor of Constitutional Law and the new HSLDA attorney for our state, Mike Donnelly. We’ll also hope to hear from our state legislators.

What can my Family do at Rally Day?

 1. One of the most important parts of our Rally Day is YOU & YOUR FAMILY! Tennessee home school family groups, friend groups, support groups, arranging meetings with your state Senator and state Representative is so important! Call now and make a 10-15 minute appointment with your two lawmakers. See below guidelines on how to reach them. The best times to schedule your meeting will be after the Rally ends, between 11:30 and 4:30 p.m. or, if you can arrange this, prior to the Rally, before 8:45 a.m. Call their office and make an appointment to meet them on Tuesday, April 5th. Bring your children, have hem write a letter to their legislators thanking them for their service to our state, take pictures of your family or group with your lawmakers. Request an autographed copy of the “Tennessee Blue Book”, which is a great resource of Tennessee history! Be sure to ask them to sign their “Blue Book”.

  • Remember these are your representatives in a republican, representative form of government, dependent on your vote to hold office and therefore accountable to you.
  • When you meet face-to-face with your legislators you are putting a face on homeschooling for them, so that when they vote on legislation which will impact us, they will think of you and your family! This is a crucial part, perhaps the MOST important part, of our Day on Capitol Hill!!
  • We very much encourage homeschooling Dads and Moms to bring your children and plan a visit to your legislators, represent Tennessee home educators and count this as a civics lesson for your children!

To “Find Your Legislator” go to this web site: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/, click on the Find My Legislator link on the right side of the page, on the next page type in your street address and city, hit search & up will come your two legislators, your state Senator & Representative with their names, pictures, email addresses & the Districts they represent. Then go back a page, click on Members under the Senate and Representatives to find their office location and their office phone numbers. Place a call to their office for your appointment on Rally Day. They are always glad to meet their constituents! One more thing…we continue to hear from the majority of legislator’s and their staff that they love Rally Day, they love seeing family groups in their hallways and offices, that there is no other day on Capitol Hill like Rally Day!! AND that is because of you!! Plan to be there with your family!! Be a Watchmen on the Wall building and strengthening our message, our impact as a community on our Tennessee lawmakers!!

2. Hear from HSLDA’s new attorney for Tennessee, Mike Donnelly, who is Director of HSLDA’s Global Outreach and Professor of Constitutional Law at Patrick Henry College. Mike will speak with us about the legal and legislative climate in Tennessee, including details of the bills within our legislature this session and issues impacting homeschoolers nationally.

3. Prepare an exhibit to be displayed in the hallway of the Legislative Plaza showing what your homeschool is doing. If you have an exhibit you’d like to display, please contact Pam Archer at <davidandpam.archer@att.net> or call her at 615-516-6157. THEA will rent the tables for you & provide the to-the floor tablecloth! You supply the display with either a 3′ or 6′ footprint!! If you miss Pam, leave a message with your contact information & whether you need 3′ or 6′ space for your display. Contact her soon as space is limited.

4. Deliver Cookies to your lawmaker’s offices! Cookies will be prepared for you to take with you when you visit your legislators. The Cookies are our gift to the legislator’s staff and the staff cannot wait to get their cookies. Delivery begins when the program is over and continues through the afternoon. The Cookie Table is on the lowest level, the underground Legislative Plaza office complex, near Speaker Beth Harwell’s office.

5. Participate in or observe homeschoolers in a Student Congress competition in the Senate Chambers and Old Supreme Court in our Capitol Building! Also in the afternoon Christian Communicators of Tennessee will host a Student Congress tournament in the Chambers of the Tennessee Senate in our Capitol Building across the street from the WMA. This is a treat to participate in and to observe! All homeschooled students, ages 8-18, are invited to participate. Contact: <lana.thornton@gmail.com> if interested.