Call and email Senate President Peter Courtney TODAY (3/18) to move SB 855 forward. We cannot let SB 855 die – this is an important bill for Oregon homeschoolers!

Oregon homeschool students and private school students who are 16 or 17 years of age are being denied the opportunity to earn a GED if the local school district does not give them permission to take the test. That causes problems when the college they want to enroll in requires a GED for under-18 applicants. Public school students, meanwhile, have a clear path to a GED.

OCEANetwork asked Oregon State Senator Kim Thatcher to sponsor a bill to remedy this situation. Senator Thatcher is asking the Senate President Peter Courtney to assign our bill to the Senate Rules Committee and we need him to do so quickly. 

This is a very tight schedule. Please call and/or email Senate President Peter Courtney TODAY. Ask him to assign our bill to the Senate Rules Committee so it can move forward, as it is an important matter to homeschoolers in Oregon. Use your own words and be polite. 

Senate President Peter Courtney
Phone: 503-986-1600​
Email: sen.petercourtney@oregonlegislature.gov

Please also pray with us that Courtney will quickly assign the bill to the Senate Rules Committee and that they, in turn, will schedule a work session by 5:00pm tomorrow.

Thank you for working with OCEANetwork on this issue.

Rodger Williams
OCEANetwork Freedom Watch Team

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