of AHEMs organizational goals is to encourage self-advocacy
and legislative awareness. Cultivating relationships at the State
House is a key component to achieving this goal. In developing
these relationships, we will have a base of state legislators
to work with in the event of a legislative challenge to homeschooling.
this end, AHEM sponsors periodic State House field trips throughout
the year. During a typical visit, the group tours the State House
with a guide who details the historical significance of the building.
An important element of these visits is a group meeting with a
state senator or representative. For representative government
to work, we need active participants. We strongly encourage families
to participate in these events. Special notice of State House
field trips is given to those on the Friends
of AHEM list and posted on our Events
page; then, space permitting, notice is sent out to local homeschooling
support groups. If you would like more information about becoming
a Friend of AHEM, click here.
addition to State House visits, we strongly urge individual families
to make contact with their local legislators. Individuals can
arrange to meet either at the legislators State House office,
or their district office. For a list of state legislators, please
here. AHEM has a hand-out available for distribution during
these visits. To download this document click
here. Print it out back-to-back, and trifold.
are very interested in hearing about individual legislative visits.
Please give us your feedback at info@AHEM.info.
info at Connecting
with Elected Representatives.
person accounts of visits to the State House:
Holy Mackerel! It's the Sacred
Two of the Three
Branches of Government
suggestions to read before your visit.
see a group photo taken during an AHEM visit to the State
House, click here.
to the State House (We
recommend taking the T: Take
the Red Line to Park Street Station. Once outside the station
walk up Park Street toward the State House.)
to the Boston Common Garage
to Get Involved
information on this website does not constitute legal advice;
it is provided for informational purposes only.