Monday, December 05, 2005
HR 3753/ S 1691-Homeschool NonDiscrimination Act 2005
LET ‘EM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT
Section 522- Recruitment and Enlistment of Home Schooled Students
If you want to let your elected representatives know how you feel about the federal government identifying your child for the purposes of Recruitment and Enlistment in the Armed Forces, today, Monday December 5th is your day!
First, familiarize yourself with Section 522 (below). The amendment number is the same in both the House version – HR. 1815, and the Senate Version - S. 1042 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2006. A good suggestion is to make up a short paragraph about your position on this legislation before you call. If you need to learn more about this proposed legislation you may visit http://hr3753.blogspot.com/
Senator John Warner (R-VA) introduced the amendment into the Senate version on behalf of Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA). They should both be telephoned:
Senator Warner - 202-224-2023
You can also write Senator Warner at
225 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510;
or email the Senator: http://warner.senate.gov/contact/contactme.cfm
Senator Rick Santorum - 202-224-6324
You can also write Senator Santorum
at 511 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510;
or email the Senator: http://santorum.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactInformation.ContactForm&CFID=44135344&CFTOKEN=56632106
It is also advised to call your own Senators and Congressman.
To locate your Senators visit http://www.senate.gov/. Enter your State and it will take you to the names and contact information for your two Senators.
To locate your Congressperson visit http://house.gov and enter your zip code. Click on your Congresspersons name and it will take you directly to their website where the contact information is.
Indiana voters might want to also make a special note to Congressman Mark Souder because it appears from his remarks in the Congressional Record last May he is a staunch supporter of this proposal.
Mark Sounder, Indiana Third
U.S. House of Representatives
2231 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4436
Fax: (202) 225-3479
Of course faxing is acceptable, too!
RECRUITMENT AND ENLISTMENT OF HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS IN THE ARMED FORCES
(a) Policy on Recruitment and Enlistment-
(1) POLICY REQUIRED- The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe a policy on the recruitment and enlistment of home schooled students in the Armed Forces.
(2) UNIFORMITY ACROSS THE ARMED FORCES- The Secretary shall ensure that the policy prescribed under paragraph (1) applies, to the extent practicable, uniformly across the Armed Forces.
(b) Elements- The policy under subsection (a) shall include the following:
(1) An identification of a graduate of home schooling for purposes of recruitment and enlistment in the Armed Forces that is in accordance with the requirements described in subsection (c).
(2) Provision for the treatment of graduates of home schooling with no practical limit with regard to enlistment eligibility.
(3) An exemption of graduates of home schooling from the requirement for a secondary school diploma or an equivalent (GED) as a precondition for enlistment in the Armed Forces.
(c) Home School Graduates- In prescribing the policy, the Secretary of Defense shall prescribe a single set of criteria to be utilized by the Armed Forces in determining whether an individual is a graduate of home schooling. The Secretary concerned shall ensure compliance with education credential coding requirements.
(d) Secretary Concerned Defined- In this section, the term `Secretary concerned' has the meaning given such term in section 101(a)(9) of title 10, United States Code.
posted by Publius, 11:00 AM