Saturday, March 8, 2008

Update on County Convention

Today was a long, arduous day at the Clark County Republican Convention. I was proud to see homeschoolers in full force there as well as many homeschooling supporters.

One particular concern has come of this. The Republican party is currently attempting to adopt into their state platform a change to homeschooling laws. Yes you heard me right. They understand fully our current law stating a one-time notification of intent to homeschool and wish to change this to an annual notice.

Don't worry! I've been talking to Kime who was one of the instrumental (although less public, more behind-the-scenes) people who helped passed our current laws. She is also a member of the CCRCC, as well as the Active Republican Women's group and has assured me she is working on this. Because she is already involved in the very organization that wishes to make these changes, she has much clout over the situation. She is planning to meet with the Platform Committee before the next CCRCC meeting and explain to them the expense which the public school system would incur in establishing a yearly notification.

We are working on this and will let you all know if there is anything you may need to do to help (which my include joining the Clark County Republican Central Committee o assist us in voting this down at the next meeting). Stay tuned for more details on that.

Other than that hiccup and a very confusing process, the county convention went well. We had many, many Ron Paul supporters in attendance and all who applied to go to the State Convention will be going (including me!).

We were also able to make some great changes to the platform and resolutions, and although we still have some to make, we are heading in a great direction!

P.S. If any of our homeschooling supporters in Washoe County can host a few homeschooling families for the State Convention in late April, please email me at taraewagner att yahoo dott com.

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