Immediate action Needed, today, April 30-HB 513, Protection of Parental Rights, Moving Forward

April 30, 2013

Dear FHE members and friends,

The follow is an Immediate Action Alert sent out by

Update as of 10:00am–Missouri HB 513, Protection of Parental Rights, will be heard on the Missouri House floor as early as today or as late as tomorrow.  Please call your Missouri State Representative and ask them to vote yes on HB 513. Representative Kurt Bahr is the sponsor of the bill, so if he is your representative do not call. He will vote yes! There is no longer a need to call Representative Deihl’s office. See the following elert for more information.

To find your Missouri State Representative’s  contact information go to

Thank you for your continued support,

Al and Sheryl Schmidt for the FHE Board

FHE Region 6 East Directors


1-877-696-6343 ext. 62


April 29, 2013 elert:


Guess what! HB 513 is out of Rules and will be put on the House floor calendar. Woohoo! Here’s what you need to do…

1. Call your State Representative and ask him or her to vote yes on HB 513 to preserve the rights of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children. (Visit if you need to look up your representative’s number.)

2.[No longer a need, skip this one]  If you have an extra few minutes, consider calling Representative Diehl (573-751-1544) and VERY briefly letting his assistant know that you feel it’s very important that HB 513 be scheduled on the House floor ASAP to protect parental rights.

3. Do NOT call Representative Bahr’s office if he is your representative. He is the sponsor of the bill and does not need to be asked to vote yes on it. It’s his bill; he will vote yes. 😉

Thank you for your efforts!

Jill Johnson

Missouri Coordinator for


Senate to Vote on UN Disabilities Treaty on Wednesday: Calls Needed Immediately

Attention Readers, 

The government is really pushing to get this treaty passed which will remove your rights as parents to your children leaving the government to decide what is best.  Our local homeschool group has shared that there had been very few calls in to the senators office to oppose this.  


Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Yesterday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) announced that the Senate will vote to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) treaty on Wednesday. We need you to call your two senators immediately, and urge them to oppose the CRPD.

If the U.S. Senate were to ratify the CRPD,this would give the United Nations the power to influence and change domestic law and threaten parental rights and homeschool freedom.

Thirty-six senators have signed a letterstating that they “respectfully request that no treaties be brought to the Senate floor for advice and consent during the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress.” These senators have promised in the letter that they “will oppose efforts to consider a treaty during this time.”

Senator Reid has purposefully ignored this letter by promising to file cloture by Wednesday (if 60 senators vote to invoke cloture, a filibuster will be ended) and will make every attempt to proceed to the CRPD for ratification this week. Ratification of the CRPD will take a two-thirds vote of the Senate, or 67 senators to vote in favor of the CRPD if all 100 are present.

We need you to call both of your U.S. senators right now and ask them to oppose the CRPD. You can use our Congressional Directory to find your senators’ contact information.

Please give them some or all of this message:

“I urge you to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty surrenders U.S. sovereignty to unelected UN bureaucrats and will threaten parental care of children with disabilities. Our nation already has laws to protect disabled Americans. This treaty is unnecessary and will hurt families. If the Senate ratifies this treaty, it would be the first time ever that the U.S. has ratified a treaty that obligates us to recognize economic, social, and cultural entitlements as rights under domestic law.”

Then, please forward this email to your friends and family and urge them to call, as well. Please also post this information on social media to help get the word out to every parent and freedom-loving person in America.

For more information on the dangers of this treaty please visit our CRPD page.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.


J. Michael Smith, Esq.
President, HSLDA