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Kids' Letters to the Governor

By Karen Skelton, VaHomeschoolers Government Affairs Director

If you have been following the progress of the Sports Access bill through the Virginia House and Senate, you know that the final outcome will soon be decided by Governor McAuliffe.  Will he sign this bill into law? Will he let school districts choose for themselves if they want to give homeschoolers a chance to try out for team sports?  Perhaps if he hears from enough people urging him to sign it, he will!

VaHomeschoolers is calling on all families to have their children – regardless of age – write letters and mail them so that they arrive by February 27.
Politely ask Governor McAuliffe to support HB 1626, and let each school district decide what is best for their local schools and teams. Does your young son or daughter want an opportunity to someday be part of a basketball or volleyball team, field hockey or lacrosse, swim or gymnastics? Have them draw pictures on their letters!  Let’s get the governor’s attention and see this long-overdue bill become a reality in Virginia as it is in 29 other states.

You can mail your letters to:
Governor Terry McAuliffe
1111 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Encourage your family, friends and neighbors to do the same. If they’d prefer to call or email, share the official webpage of the governor here.

Please take this final step and write or call the Governor today! Virginia’s homeschooled students are depending on YOU for a chance to try out.
Photo courtesy of DeeDee Sauter

Contact VaHomeschoolers

If you have any questions or concerns about this legislation, or any other legislative issue, please contact VaHomeschoolers’ Director of Government Affairs, Karen Skelton, at

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