SCOPE and CHEA Conference

NEWSFLASH -May 23, 2016
From: Roy Hanson and Nathan Pierce – Family Protection Ministries
Subject: SCOPE and CHEA Conference
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Homeschool Conference and Exhibit Hall

Family Discipleship Homeschool Conference and Curriculum Fair
June 9th – 11th, 2016

Location: William Jessup University 333 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95765

Hosted by SCOPE and CHEA

Come renew your vision, refresh your spirit, and regain your passion!

Experience hands-on the Exhibit Hall’s vast resources of curriculum and other helpful products.

This inspiring conference features speakers with decades of their own homeschool experience to share.  Workshop sessions cover a wide range of subjects from practical teaching tips to parenting and discipleship.

Nathan Pierce will be hosting some workshops.  Look for him, his wife Betsy, and their children at the FPM booth.

For more conference information, a list of speakers, and to register click here.   To save $10 on your registration be sure to register by May 25th!

Remember to Vote!

NEWSFLASH – May 19th, 2016
From:  Roy Hanson — Family Protection Ministries
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On Tuesday, June 7th, between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., we have the opportunity to go to the polls, exercise our God-given responsibilities and rights, and send a message concerning the direction that our government should take over the course of the next few years. The moral fabric of our nation and our liberties are in great peril.
Are you properly registered to vote for the upcoming June 7th Primary Election? You or your eligible children should (re)register if:
  • you have moved or changed your name since the last election in which you voted
  • you are unsure if you are properly registered
  • your child or you will turn 18 years old by the next election
The deadline for registering to vote is this coming Monday, May 23rd.
Registration Details 
Registration forms are available at a variety of places: libraries, post offices, city halls, many county offices, and offices of political candidates and political parties. There is no way to register on-line and we do not recommend requesting a voter registration form on-line from the Secretary of State’s office. This on-line request process is cumbersome and could take up to 30 days just to get your blank registration form in the mail.
Your signed and completed voter registration form for your current address must be received by the Registrar of Voters no later than May 23rd to be eligible to vote in the upcoming Primary Election on June 7th. The earlier you register to vote, the more likely you are to receive your voter pamphlet and sample ballot in time to prepare to vote.
Voting by Absentee Ballot (also known as “Vote-by-Mail ballot”) 
Voting by absentee ballot allows you to take your time when marking your ballot, and vote wherever is convenient for you, such as your home. It also assures you that no last minute emergency will keep you from casting your important vote.
Absentee ballots for the important June 7th Primary Election must be requested by May 31st. May 31st is the last day that the Registrar of Voters will accept requests through the mail for absentee ballots.
If you want an absentee ballot and have not registered to vote yet, please register as soon as possible so that you can complete the absentee ballot process before Election Day, June 7th. 
Here are some ways to request an absentee ballot:
  1. You can fill in the absentee ballot request on the back of your sample ballot. 
  2. You can request Permanent Absentee Voter status on this same form. If you have already done this, you should have already received your absentee ballot by mail.
  3. You can also obtain an absentee ballot from your county’s Registrar of Voters in person up to and including June 7th.
  4. You can request an absentee ballot by letter or fax from your county Registrar of Voters. When making your request, include the following information:
a)    a short statement saying that you are requesting an absentee ballot
b)    your name as you are registered to vote
c)    your legal (physical) address, as registered
d)    the address to which you want the absentee ballot mailed
e)    your contact phone number
f)     your date of birth
g)    your signature
If you forget to mail in your absentee ballot on time, you can hand deliver it to your local or any polling place in the county in which you are registered or turn it in to your county Registrar of Voters before 8 p.m. on Election Day, June 7th. If you need someone else to hand deliver your absentee ballot, you may authorize a relative or a person residing at your address to do so by filling out the appropriate spot on the envelope that accompanies the ballot that you received by mail.
Additional questions about absentee ballots can be answered by your local Registrar of Voters, which you can locate by clicking here.
Important Election Dates
  • May 23, 2016 – Last day that the Registrar of Voters will accept new registrations to vote in the June 7, 2016 Primary Election.
  • May 31, 2016 – Last day that the Registrar of Voters will accept mailed requests for absentee ballots. However, you can obtain an absentee ballot from your county’s Registrar of Voters in person up to and including June 7th.
  • June 7, 2016 – ELECTION DAY! Be sure to vote to defend your precious freedoms!
Information about voting and elections is also available at the web site for the Secretary of State:
Other Important Items:
If you do not have enough information to vote on a particular issue or office, you can leave that space blank and vote on the rest.
Initiatives/propositions, such as many so-called campaign reform measures, are not always what they appear to be. All bond issues, for example, involve government borrowing at interest from the future, putting additional burdens of indebtedness on our children rather than living within our means. When there are initiatives/propositions on your ballot, read each proposition carefully, including the “for and against” positions before voting.
Beware of Slate Mailers! “Slate mailers” are election pieces that list a number of candidates and/or propositions to vote for or against. Some slates are legitimate and very helpful, but many are deliberately designed to deceive voters. For example, one slate in a previous election looked like it came from one political party, but it had several ballot propositions listed with positions opposite of that party. Any candidates or propositions with an asterisk by them have paid to advertise on that slate. You may want to consider throwing slate mailers out unless you are convinced that you know the philosophy of the people who produced them and you agree with that philosophy.
It is easier to be involved in electing good legislators than it is to fight every bad piece of legislation that comes up in the course of a year.
Be a faithful steward of the freedoms God has entrusted to us. Protect your rights and liberties – get involved in the election process. Register to vote, support good candidates, and vote on June 7th.
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Family Protection Ministries
PO Box 730
Lincoln, CA 95648
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San Diego Conference and Legislative Update

NEWSFLASH – March 29, 2016
From:  Roy Hanson and Nathan Pierce — Family Protection Ministries
Subject: San Diego Conference and Legislative Update
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Homeschool Conference


Homeschool conference in San Diego April 15th -16th

hosted by Heritage Christian School

Equipping parents to disciple their children from a Biblical worldview
while fully developing their individual
God-given talents and academic aspirations

FPM’s Nathan Pierce will be speaking at this event, and his wife Betsy will be with him at the FPM booth. Please consider attending this event.  We hope to see you there!

Conference Information

Register Now

General registration – $25/person plus $15/spouse



Legislative Update

The California Legislature has been working frantically to write and rewrite a myriad of bills.  We are continuing to work hard to evaluate hundreds of bills to see if they would affect private homeschooling and parental rights in California.

We continue to strongly oppose and closely watch AB 713 (Mandatory Kindergarten).  Last year, AB 713 failed to pass and was put on hold.  It is unlikely that AB 713 will move forward before this summer, but it could happen at any time. No action is needed now. For more information, see our last action alert on AB 713.

If AB 713 or any other bill dangerous to homeschooling or parental rights moves forward and needs action, we will send out action alerts to those on our email list. Click here to find out how to receive our email alerts and updates.


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Members of the CA State Assembly as of 5/22/15

Katcho Achadjian
Phone: 916-319-2035
Fax: 916-319-2135

Luis A. Alejo
Phone: 916-319-2030
Fax: 916-319-2130

Travis Allen
Phone: 916-319-2072
Fax: 916-319-2172

Toni G. Atkins
Phone: 916-319-2078
Fax: 916-319-2178

Catharine B. Baker
Phone: 916-319-2016
Fax: 916-319–2116

Frank Bigelow        
Phone: 916-319-2005
Fax: 916-319-2105

Richard Bloom
Phone: 916-319-2050
Fax: 916-319-2150

Susan A. Bonilla
Phone: 916-319-2014
Fax: 916-319-2114

Rob Bonta
Phone: 916-319-2018
Fax: 916-319-2118

William P. Brough
Phone: 916-319-2073
Fax: 916-319-2173

Cheryl R. Brown
Phone: 916-319-2047
Fax: 916-319-2147

Autumn R. Burke
Phone: 916-319-2062
Fax: 916-319-2162

Ian C. Calderon
Phone: 916-319-2057
Fax: 916-319-2157

Nora Campos
Phone: 916-319-2027
Fax: 916-319-2127

Ling Ling Chang
Phone: 916-319-2055
Fax: 916-319-2155

Ed Chau
Phone: 916-319-2049
Fax: 916-319-2149

Rocky J. Chávez
Phone: 916-319-2076
Fax: 916-319-2176

David Chiu
Phone: 916-319-2017
Fax: 916-319-2117

Kansen Chu
Phone: 916-319-2025
Fax: 916-319-2125

Ken Cooley
Phone: 916-319-2008
Fax: 916-319-2108

Jim Cooper
Phone: 916-319-2009
Fax: 916-319-2109

Matthew Dababneh
Phone: 916-319-2045
Fax: 916-319-2145

Brian Dahle
Phone: 916-319-2001
Fax: 916-319-2101

Tom Daly
Phone: 916-319-2069
Fax: 916-319-2169

Bill Dodd
Phone: 916-319-2004
Fax: 916-319-2104

Susan T. Eggman
Phone: 916-319-2013
Fax: 916-319-2113

Jim Frazier
Phone: 916-319-2011
Fax: 916-319-2111

Beth B. Gaines
Phone: 916-319-2006
Fax: 916-319-2106

James Gallagher
Phone: 916-319-2003
Fax: 916-319-2103

Cristina Garcia
Phone: 916-319-2058
Fax: 916-319-2158

Eduardo Garcia
Phone: 916-319-2056
Fax: 916-319-2156

Mike Gatto
Phone: 916-319-2043
Fax: 916-319-2143

Mike A. Gipson
Phone: 916-319-2064
Fax: 916-319-2164

Jimmy Gomez
Phone: 916-319-2051
Fax: 916-319-2151

Lorena S. Gonzalez
Phone: 916-319-2080
Fax: 916-319-2180

Richard S. Gordon
Phone: 916-319-2024
Fax: 916-319-2124

Adam C. Gray
Phone: 916-319-2021
Fax: 916-319-2121

Shannon L. Grove
Phone: 916-319-2034
Fax: 916-319-2134

David Hadley
Phone: 916-319-2066
Fax: 916-319-2166

Matthew Harper
Phone: 916-319-2074
Fax: 916-319-2174

Roger Hernández
Phone: 916-319-2048
Fax: 916-319-2148

Chris R. Holden
Phone: 916-319-2041
Fax: 916-319-2141

Jacqui Irwin
Phone: 916-319-2044
Fax: 916-319-2144

Brian W. Jones
Phone: 916-319-2071
Fax: 916-319-2171

Reginald B. Jones–Sawyer, Sr.
Phone: 916-319-2059
Fax: 916-319-2159

Young O. Kim
Phone: 916-319-2065
Fax: 916-319-2165

Tom Lackey
Phone: 916-319-2036
Fax: 916-319-2136

Marc Levine
Phone: 916-319-2010
Fax: 916-319-2110

Eric Linder
Phone: 916-319-2060
Fax: 916-319-2160

Patty Lopez
Phone: 916-319-2039
Fax: 916-319-2139

Evan Low
Phone: 916-319-2028
Fax: 916-319-2128

Brian Maienschein
Phone: 916-319-2077
Fax: 916-319-2177

Devon J. Mathis
Phone: 916-319-2026
Fax: 916-319-2126

Chad Mayes
Phone: 916-319-2042
Fax: 916-319-2142

Kevin McCarty
Phone: 916-319-2007
Fax: 916-319-2107

Jose Medina
Phone: 916-319-2061
Fax: 916-319-2161

Melissa A. Melendez
Phone: 916-319-2067
Fax: 916-319-2167

Kevin Mullin
Phone: 916-319-2022
Fax: 916-319-2122

Adrin Nazarian
Phone: 916-319-2046
Fax: 916-319-2146

Jay Obernolte
Phone: 916-319-2033
Fax: 916-319-2133

Patrick O’Donnell
Phone: 916-319-2070
Fax: 916-319-2170

Kristin Olsen
Phone: 916-319-2012
Fax:   916-319-2112

Jim Patterson
Phone: 916-319-2023
Fax: 916-319-2123

Henry T. Perea
Phone: 916-319-2031
Fax: 916-319-2131

Bill Quirk
Phone: 916-319-2020
Fax: 916-319-2120

Anthony Rendon
Phone: 916-319-2063
Fax: 916-319-2163

Sebastian Ridley–Thomas
Phone: 916-319-2054
Fax: 916-319-2154

Freddie Rodriguez
Phone: 916-319-2052
Fax: 916-319-2152

Rudy Salas, Jr.
Phone: 916-319-2032
Fax:   916-319-2132

Miguel Santiago
Phone: 916-319-2053
Fax: 916-319-2153

Marc Steinorth
Phone: 916-319-2040
Fax: 916-319-2140

Mark Stone
Phone: 916- 319-2029
Fax: 916-319-2129

Tony Thurmond
Phone: 916-319-2015
Fax: 916-319-2115

Philip Y. Ting
Phone: 916-319-2019
Fax: 916-319-2119

Donald P. Wagner
Phone: 916-319-2068
Fax: 916-319-2168

Marie Waldron
Phone: 916-319-2075
Fax: 916-319-2175

Shirley N. Weber
Phone: 916-319-2079
Fax: 916-319-2179

Scott Wilk
Phone: 916-319-2038
Fax: 916-319-2138

Das Williams
Phone: 916-319-2037
Fax: 916-319-2137

Jim Wood
Phone: 916-319-2002
Fax: 916-319-2102