Training Provided | Inspiring Speakers | Capitol Building Tour
Come visit our state legislators at the Capitol in Sacramento as we create a visible presence and positive impression of private Christian home education.
Capitol Day has been held by FPM in Sacramento at the beginning of each new two-year legislative session for the past three decades.
The goal of Capitol Day is to provide information about private home education to our California state legislators and their staff in a friendly, professional manner through our volunteer private homeschoolers. This allows them the opportunity to meet with actual homeschool families. We will also have inspiring speakers throughout the event for our volunteers.
Our Capitol Day attendees will go through training and then break up into groups and visit each of the 120 legislators’ offices, providing each office with an information packet about private homeschooling. These packets help explain what private home education is as well as provide research showing that privately home-educated children do very well compared with students in public schools.
Capitol Day serves several purposes:
1. It informs this year’s newly elected legislators and their staff while reminding the veteran legislators of the benefits of private homeschooling.
2. It strengthens our working relationship with legislators and their staff on a professional level.
3. It leaves them with a way to contact us if they ever have any questions about home education.
This event is especially vital for the many new legislators and their new aides who have not yet become familiar with private home education. In fact, a significant number of the legislators and their aides have no idea how private homeschooling works, either practically or legally, or that there are homeschoolers in their districts. These visits go a long way toward helping them see that homeschoolers are good, law-abiding citizens who are living and working in their districts.