March Albany Day!

This year, we’re hosting monthly one-day events in Albany to help prepare for our big Legislative Day on May 23rd! For March, we’re focusing on the Letter of Substantial Equivalence Bill.

Legislative Office Building, Albany

– Gain support for the Letter of Substantial Equivalence bill (we are hopeful it will move this year!)
– Give families training and experience in advocacy
– Make homeschoolers better known in our Legislature
– Prepare for our Legislative Day on May 23rd

Read more about the Letter of Substantial Equivalence bill here:…/2023/A2957/amendment/original

2024 Spring Albany Days

What to Expect:
We will meet at 8:30 in the Legislative Office Building (LOB) Room 104A.

From 9am – noon, we will be meeting with elected officials and their staff, as well as passing out position papers in support of the Letter of Substantial Equivalence bill (A2957a / S7706) in hopes that more legislators will agree to sign on.

Houghton University will also be joining us for a lunch-and-learn with information about their dual enrollment program and other issues related to college admissions!

Click here to register and for more information:

Parents, kids, and teens are encouraged to dress business casual.

Bring the Whole Family!
We are homeschoolers, so, of course, this is a family-friendly event! No childcare is available, as we encourage you to have your children present during the meetings. Every Individual Home Instruction Programs (IHIP) has a section for Citizenship; participating in this event together with your children is a great way to accomplish that!

Registration Deadline:
March 10, 2024

Why Register?
– It allows us to plan ahead for how best to utilize attendees
– It gets you on the email list for updates related to this event

One of our main goals is to gain support for the Letter of Substantial Equivalence Bill – we’re hopeful to see it move this year! Several legislators have asked for specific examples of our students who have struggled to obtain the Letter. If that applies to you, would you please send your story to

Homeschool New York / NYS LEAH is a Christian organization. Our Christian faith directs our Legislative and Public Policy efforts to protect and expand the freedom of all parents to home educate their children, regardless of whether they are our members or not. We seek to stand together with all of New York’s homeschoolers in the public square to advocate together for our rights. Are you ready?

For more information, contact Michael and Carolyn Bailey and the Legislative Team at 

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Membership in LEAH is through a local chapter. A LEAH Chapter typically provides opportunities to meet with experienced home educators, field trips, athletic activities, and various other events.

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