Training for Legislator Visits Inspiring Speakers | Capitol Prayer Time
Saturday, February 12, 2022 | Check in at 7:45 a.m. | 8:20 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
William Jessup University – Rocklin, CA | This is also a live-streamed event.
Hosted by Family Protection Ministries and CHEA of California. Space is limited. Registration is NOW OPEN. No on-site registration.
Click the button below to register and reserve your spot for Homeschool Freedom Day!
Don’t you love free stuff? At Homeschool Freedom Day, we will have special giveaways for our in-person attendees from our sponsors, including books and and a free, one-year HSLDA membership! Sign up soon to secure your seat at this inspiring event.
This entire event will also be live-streamed! If you are unable to attend in person, check out the link below to sign up to attend virtually. You will be able to send in questions for our speakers to be answered in a session at the end. Copies of the recordings of the sessions will also be available after the event to all registrants.
Join us in Sacramento to be trained and equipped to build relationships with your state legislators!
We as private homeschoolers need to maintain a visible presence and positive impression of private Christian home education to our state legislators. Your contacts with your state legislators allow them the opportunity to meet with actual homeschool families.
Building relationships with your legislators helps you, the homeschooling families, and us, FPM, when we defend your private homeschooling freedoms against bills that aim to regulate it in the California Legislature.
We will give you the tools so that you can build relationships with our California state legislators and their staff and give them information about private home education in a friendly, professional manner. In addition to training, you’ll hear inspiring messages from those who work with the legislature at the Capitol. We also plan to have a Capitol Prayer Time, setting aside a special time to pray for our leaders (we have amended our Capitol Prayer Walk to instead be a Capitol Prayer Time due to venue constraints).
Capitol Day has been hosted by FPM in Sacramento every other year at the beginning of each two-year legislative session for the past three decades, and every year since 2019. However, now that the capitol has been closed to the general public since early 2020, we have adapted our conference for the present circumstances and are excited to announce Homeschool Freedom Day (HFD) where you will be trained to build relationships with your legislators from your own home.
Kristi Clover is a home organization and #momlife expert. She’s also the author of M.O.M.= Master Organizer of Mayhem and Homeschool Basics, the host of the Simply Joyful Podcast, and a popular conference speaker. Her passion is to help Christian women find sanity and joy in the throes of mom life. She loves to share about her adventures in motherhood and home life through a variety of media that you can find at KristiClover.com. Kristi lives in San Diego with her husband, Steve, and their five children.
Be sure to connect with Kristi online for an extra dose of encouragement. She’s @KristiClover on most social media networks.
Frank Erb serves as Missionary Pastor to the California State Capitol in Sacramento. He has served in this way full-time since 2008, providing pastoral outreach, in-depth expository Bible-teaching, biblical discipleship, and pastoral counseling and guidance for State Senators, Assembly Members, Statewide Leaders, Constitutional Officers, Department Heads, Legislative Staff, Lobbyists, Sergeants-at-Arms, Security staff, and others.
Beyond the Capitol, Frank speaks and teaches in churches and to other groups, and provides Biblical coaching for leaders of all kinds. Frank reaches out to all leaders, regardless of their political party or perspective, realizing that what all people need most is the inner transformation and spiritual maturity that can only come through the Good News of Jesus Christ and the Word of God. When elected officials’ hearts and minds are changed, God is glorified, they are blessed, and God’s word guides them in making wiser decisions.
You can learn more about Frank and his ministry, sign up to receive monthly email updates, or partner with him at FrankErb.org, or on Facebook @FrankErbPastorToTheCaliforniaStateCapitol
Kevin Kiley was elected to the California State Assembly in 2016 and has twice been reelected by substantial margins. In the 2020 election, he received more votes than any Republican in California history.
The son of a Special Education teacher, Kevin began his career as a high school teacher in inner-city Los Angeles, where he chaired the English Department and led his students to significant academic gains. Later as an attorney, Kevin defended the U.S. Constitution in California courts and helped prosecute the civil case against China’s Huawei Technologies for intellectual property theft. He left private practice to become a prosecutor and Deputy Attorney General, representing the People of California in cases against violent felons. In November of 2020, Kevin and fellow legislator James Gallagher made use of their legal training by winning a trial against Governor Newsom for violating the separation of powers.
In five years in the Legislature, Kevin has authored groundbreaking new laws on freedom of speech, artificial intelligence, privacy, criminal justice reform, and protections for sexual assault victims, along with introducing the most significant school choice legislation in recent years. For his work advancing economic freedom, in 2020 he was named the national Legislator of the Year by the Association of Independent Workers. Each year in the Legislature, Kevin has declined the per diem allowance, giving up $40,000 in income annually. He also declined a pay raise granted to the Governor and Legislature in 2021, and he has introduced legislation to end special perks like a private DMV office that is available exclusively to state lawmakers and their staff.
Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, a law degree from Yale, and a master’s in secondary education from Loyola Marymount. He has also served as an adjunct professor at McGeorge School of Law.
As the Deputy Director of Generation Joshua, Jeremiah Lorrig travels America teaching youth the principles and practice of conservative politics and working on political campaigns. These pursuits have been his passion and calling for over a decade.
Jeremiah has worked with Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Arlington Group, HSLDA, and over one hundred political campaigns.
For the last decade, he has coordinated Generation Joshua’s campaign deployments, involving thousands of volunteers in scores of competitive races nationwide. He has also administered three political action committees. In 2011 and 2012, he represented the Young Republican National Federation in the International Young Democrat Union, a pro-democracy alliance for greater freedom and small government as a delegate to the London and Sydney meetings. He also leads historic and cultural tours of Europe teaching about the roots of American liberty.
Nathan Pierce began working at Family Protection Ministries (FPM) in 2002 to protect private homeschooling in California. He was homeschooled himself from kindergarten through high school and received a B.A. in Political Studies from The Master’s College. Currently, he serves as FPM’s Executive Director, Legislative Liaison, and conference speaker to homeschool leaders, parents and teens. He works behind the scenes at the State Capitol, meeting with legislators to advocate on behalf of homeschoolers. In 2018, Nathan received the Christopher J. Klicka Award for legislative work protecting homeschool freedom.
He and his wife Betsy were married in 2004 and have eight children. They are involved in their church, and homeschool their own children.
Weston Potter is a homeschool graduate from California. He attended Liberty University in Virginia, where he received a B.A. in politics and policy. While in Virginia, he interned for Congressmen Ben Cline (6th district). In California, he interned for both Assemblyman Kevin Kiley and Congressman Tom McClintock. He currently works for Family Protection Ministries as a legislative assistant, monitoring bills introduced by the California legislature. He operates behind the scenes working with legislative staff and bill sponsors on amendment language and educating them on how homeschooling works in California law. Weston began working for FPM in 2016 and prior to that worked as a volunteer in various capacities beginning in 2005.
Drew Olender began with Family Protection Ministries in 2020 as a research assistant monitoring and analyzing executive orders, emergency regulations and mandates. He currently works at FPM as a legislative assistant and media editor. He is a current college student, after receiving both homeschool and public education. He is currently attending the University of Nevada, Reno, and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
A special thank you to SCOPE (SACRAMENTO CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION OF PARENT EDUCATORS)!
Without the help of local homeschool groups, an event like this cannot happen.
Homeschool Freedom Day includes:
- Topics focused on getting involved in preserving your private homeschool freedoms
- Inspiring speakers with insights on the inner workings of the Capitol and the importance of your involvement
- Valuable training sessions to prepare you to reach out to your legislators from your own home, such as
- Finding your legislators
- Calling, writing a letter, or meeting with your legislators
- Communicating issues to your legislators
- Building relationships with your legislators
- Learning about the California Legislature and legislative process
- A catered lunch
- Capitol Prayer Time to pray for our leaders (we have amended our Capitol Prayer Walk to instead be a Capitol Prayer Time due to venue constraints)
Plan to join us and please share this with your private homeschool group members and friends.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is Homeschool Freedom Day? Homeschool Freedom Day is a 1-day event on February 12, 2022.
Who should attend Homeschool Freedom Day? All private homeschool families are invited to join us!
Can I register in person on the day of the event? No on-site registration available. Online registration is required. Register online here.
Where can I stay during Homeschool Freedom Day? Please click here for a list of nearby accommodations.
Children at Homeschool Freedom Day? Childcare is not provided, but children are encouraged to attend with their parents. Children must be with an adult at all times.
Will this conference be available via livestream? Yes, we plan to make this event available through livestream so that more people may be able to have this valuable information. Register for the online event here.