By Legislative Liaison Carolyn Martin
The political environment of Colorado has dramatically changed over the last decade. The “gang of four” has achieved what they set out to do by securing the control of all three branches of our state government in this last election. 
What does that mean for homeschoolers in Colorado? We need to be ready for attempts to change how we homeschool and to restrict who can homeschool. Other states, like California, Hawaii, and Connecticut, have had to fight off severely restrictive legislation this past year. (Praise God the bills didn’t pass!)
With the help of the Colorado Homeschool Freedom Team, I will be reading hundreds of bills in the upcoming months. (I could use your help! Sign up here.) Stay tuned to this blog for more information on any bill that will impact home education, parental rights, or religious liberty in the state of Colorado. Please encourage your homeschooling friends to subscribe, so they can be informed as well.
If you believe, like I do, that parents have the fundamental, unalienable, God-given right to direct the upbringing, care, and education of their children, then you must be ready to engage in the battle. Start now by articulating with your friends why you homeschool and how that correlates to our fundamental rights. Be ready to make your voice heard at the state Capitol!
In the next edition of CHEC’s Update Magazine, postcards will be available for you to send to your legislators. Please, take advantage of this tool to make your voice heard. Sign up for your free Update Magazine here.
Mark your calendars for two events happening at the Capitol this session and plan to join me:
- Meet Your Legislator Day (MYLD): Wednesday, February 13th (click here to learn more).
- Homeschool Day at the Capitol: Thursday, April 25th (click here to learn more).
The effort to keep watch and to build alliances takes more than time; it takes funds. Please, consider donating to the Homeschool Freedom Fund. Funding is needed to pay for expenses including, but not limited to:
- Driving to and parking at the Capitol.
- Providing breakfast for legislators at the Capitol during MYLD.
- Printing materials to inform legislators about the benefits of homeschooling.
- Training for the Legislative Liaison and her team.
- Traveling expenses to spread the message of what is happening at the Capitol.
We are grateful for the mighty power and grace of Jesus, and we look to the future with confidence that He is on the throne! May we be obedient to His call.
CHEC Legislative Liaison
Christian Home Educators of Colorado
 Rocky Mountain Heist hosted by Michelle Malkin: https://www.youtube.
See also: “The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado” by Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer (https://www.amazon.com/