Feel helpless in the fight for homeschool freedom? Don’t!
One of the greatest tools for an effective impact on any legislation regarding homeschooling is YOU! So, we work hard to keep homeschooling FREE from Government control by purposefully connecting YOU to government officials.
Why should you attend?
- Learn who is making decisions on your behalf at the Capitol
- Strengthen our stand for homeschool liberty
- Give your kids a unique educational opportunity
- Promote Christ-centered, parent-directed home education
- Share your families unique experience with your legislator
CHEC invites you to join us at our annual family-friendly Meet Your Legislator Day on Thursday, February 15, 2024.
Meet Your Legislator Day at a Glance
10am — Class taught by Bill Jack
- Held at the Independence Institute, 727 E 16th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
- Be equipped to talk with your legislators
- Parking will limited, so we encourage you to arrive early!
11:30am — Deliver goodie boxes to legislators
- Walk to the capitol building
- Deliver premade boxes with goodies and literature to legislators
- The goal is to give every legislator a box
Wondering how YOU can fight for your family’s homeschool liberty? Here are 5 ways for you to get involved!
1. Watch this video about CHEC’s History and Vision.
2. Attend Meet Your Legislator Day (February 15, 2024)
This significant day provides an EARLY opportunity to build relationships with elected officials. Legislative session runs January–April, so this event constructs an opportunity for great impact by attendees. This also creates a perfect opportunity for attendees to participate in the Legislative District Connection Project!Register here
3. Attend Homeschool Day at the Capitol (April 11, 2024)
Liberty-loving folks from across the state gather annually in April, participate in a rally for homeschool freedom, educational activities and more! While a phenomenal event, most legislators are unavailable to connect personally at this time. Come to celebrate, learn, and share.Register Here
4. Read CHEC Legislative Update Blogs
Subscribe to CHEC Blog
CHEC publishes a new blog post weekly covering topics that encourage, educate, and inform readers about everything homeschool! The legislative Update Blog comes out monthly on the first Wednesday.
5. Enroll in the Legislative District Connection Project
CHEC is on a mission to connect every Colorado legislator with a homeschool family willing to share about their homeschool journey. We want each legislator to have a personal connection to our homeschooling community.Learn More
Meet Your Legislator Day FAQ’s
Sign up with the Legislative District Connection project (click here) and make a difference for your homeschool freedom.
Yes! Meet Your Legislator Day gives you the opportunity to connect with our elected officials early in the legislative session (which runs January–April), giving you the ability to have a greater impact on any homeschooling legislation that may come up. Homeschool Day at the Capitol is the annual event held in April for liberty-loving folks from around the state, featuring a huge rally for homeschool freedom, educational activities for all ages, and more. (Learn more here.) But by April, the legislative session is beginning to wrap up, and many legislators are unavailable to connect personally with families.
We’ve created Meet Your Legislator Day to give families another opportunity to make that connection! And with Bill Jack's session at 10:30am, you'll be equipped to talk with your legislator!
As homeschool families in Colorado, we enjoy the fruit of many years of vigilant service by others who have fought for our freedom. We must guard that freedom carefully! But how?
That’s where CHEC’s Colorado Homeschool Freedom Team comes in. Led by homeschool mom and CHEC's Director of Government Relations, Carolyn Martin, the team works throughout the year keeping watch on legal issues, reviewing hundreds of proposed bills for their potential effect on home education, parental rights, and religious liberty. (Learn more about the team here.)
But one of the greatest tools for an effective impact on any legislation regarding homeschooling is YOU! Meeting with elected officials will help you know first-hand who is making decisions on your behalf at the Capitol, and it will strengthen our stand for homeschool liberty in both the House and the Senate.
We understand it can be intimidating to know all the ins & outs, so we’ve created this one-day event to help make it simple. We’re looking forward to a great day!
Not to fret! Join us at 10:30am at the Independence Institute for a class led by Bill Jack. It's all about how to talk with your legislators. You'll leave equipped and confident to engage your legislators and be a voice for parental rights, religious liberty, and homeschool freedom!
It’s a great opportunity to bring your children to the Colorado State Capitol and show them how to connect personally with elected officials.
The event ends at 12:30pm, but feel free to stick around the Capitol and turn it into an extended field trip day!
The class with Bill Jack will be held in the Independence Institute at 727 E 16th Ave, Denver, CO 80203.
- Driving? Parking is limited at the Independence Institute, so we recommend arriving early or parking somewhere else and walking there.
The Colorado State Capitol is located at 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203.
- What to wear? Due to the formal business atmosphere at the Capitol, all attendees should dress in business or church attire — first impressions are important. Dress nicely, speak kindly, and keep children quietly and respectfully by your side.
- Driving? There is plenty of paid parking (street or lot) near the Capitol, but please note that there is no public parking available at the Capitol. Carpooling is encouraged — make the drive a fun one with other homeschool families! Click here for a map of suggested parking areas.
“The meeting (with the legislator) went very well. We discussed how the legislative process works and what would be discussed during the meeting. Her Aide had reserved seating for us inside the house floor. It was a great success!”
“It was a wonderful meeting. (Our legislator) was very gracious and reserved seats for us on the house floor. It was a great experience for our family.”
“We stayed around for an hour watching the House discuss HB19-1032, which was educational since we had been there for the committee hearing a couple weeks before. So they got to see, not just read about, how a bill moves through the legislature.”