2020 is behind us, but we are still jostling in its wake. Due to the current climate, Capitol Day 2021 must be done differently than we’ve done in the past. Unfortunately, we cannot have a rally at the State Capitol building or a gathering at the Oklahoma History Center because of the effects of Covid-19. But the situation gives us the opportunity to do some new things!
We live in an amazing state where homeschooling families are free to teach their children in the way that they desire with no interference from the state. Oklahoma has the least amount of regulation concerning homeschooling, with the ability to educate our children “by other means” built right into the state constitution. Our desire at Homeschool Oklahoma is to keep homeschooling in our state as free from regulations as possible.
The Minutemen will still meet with our legislators. These home-educating moms, dads, or teenagers can visit the Capitol in person to thank them for their service and to encourage them to leave the current laws that allow us to choose appropriate education for our children in place. This year, we are taking a limited number of Minutemen because of the Covid restrictions. If you volunteer as a Minuteman, we will get in contact with you within the week.
This year, the Patriots will call our legislators to encourage them for the year (Learn how to contact your legislators!). Please sign up as a Patriot if you and your children are willing to write letters or create cards for your senators and representatives, thanking them for their service to our state. We want to make sure that every Oklahoma State Senator and State Representative receives a card from a home-schooling family, so please register as a Patriot below.
We created a prayer guide that will cover the two weeks before Capitol Day and the two weeks after. We need everyone to be a prayer warrior, so please take this opportunity to lift up Oklahoma home educators, our right to parent as we see fit, our legislators, and our state in prayer. Visit the Prayer Guide for those twenty-eight days and pray specifically for what is mentioned on that day. These topics will also pop up on our social media on the appropriate day.