During the spring we went to four Capitol Days once a month hosted by THSC. They describe the experience like this: "THSC representatives, legislators, and legislative staff members will educate attendees about the legislative process and train them to lobby. Each month there will be different speakers and topics, depending on the current issue of concern for Texas home educators. In the afternoon, students, parents, and chaperones will head to the Capitol to meet and lobby legislators; then finally reconvene for a debriefing."
Debra during Role Playing (practicing what we were going to say when we lobbied later in the day).
Rattlesnakes in the outdoor rotunda of the Capitol annex.
"Ain't she a beaut'! "
The fangs. Yes, the REAL fangs.
It's not every day you get a picture with a rattlesnake in the Capitol.
One of the staff whom we lobbied.
With Mr. Lambert afterwards.
With friend and representative from San Antonio, Nathan Macias
April - We have no pictures from April because Paul had the camera while visiting Sequim, Washington.
This time there was no homeschooling bill that THSC thought needed lobbying so we delivered cookies instead.
"Would you like some cookies?"
Grace and I in the underground Capitol annex. Our families had been put together on a team.
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