JOINT LEGISLATIVE NEWSFLASH – September 3, 2015
From: Roy Hanson–Family Protection Ministries and Mike Smith–HSLDA
Bill: AB 713 (Weber) – Mandatory Kindergarten
AB 713 has been stopped in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
We are thankful to God and for all who participated in winning this tremendous victory!
We have strongly opposed AB 713. Thank you for your important prayers and phone calls that played a key part in this victory!
The Senate Appropriations Committee did not vote to approve AB 713 by the deadline for passing bills out of committee this year. AB 713 cannot be acted on again until next year (2016).
AB 713 would mandate Kindergarten for all students before they can enter the first grade, adding another year of schooling before graduation.
AB 713 endangers children by both putting them in harms way of the negative effects of forced earlier entrance into formal education and by removing the current right of parents to protect their children from these dangers.
We at FPM and HSLDA invested a considerable amount of time, energy, and resources in stopping this bill. We worked to educate legislators and their staff on the dangers of AB 713. FPM’s Nathan Pierce led our “on the ground” opposition at the Capitol through meetings, testimony in committee hearings and distributing opposition letters. We appreciate the key role of CHEA and other organizations who worked to obtain this victory.
No further action is required on AB 713 this year.
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Roy Hanson and Nathan Pierce
Family Protection Ministries
PO Box 730
Lincoln, CA 95648