Canceled: Apple Pie Day
The Apple Pie Day activities at the Capitol in Salem are canceled due to the State of Oregon COVID-19 restrictions. When we received the park permit on Saturday, it contained additional restrictions not on the State website that make the rally untenable.
For homeschoolers, the Apple Pie Day event is about much more than apples. One of the most important goals of the day is connecting homeschoolers with their own legislators. Senators and Representatives appreciate the opportunity to see and meet actual homeschooling families from their district.
The primary purpose of the pies is so the family delivering the pie can meet and talk with their legislator. Whenever possible, pies are delivered by a constituent homeschool family in order to establish a connection with their legislator. This important contact provides context for future communication when legislation arises that could impact homeschooling.
Apple Pie Day is educational, fun, and encouraging and we plan to continue the Apple Pie Day tradition again in two years. But the current restrictions block what makes the day Apple Pie Day, so we are canceling the event.
You still have the ability to lobby the legislature on particular issues. Homeschooling families are a powerful force when they put their mind to it.
OCEANetwork is sending an informational Apple Pie Day packet to each legislator showing how well homeschoolers do educating their children.
You are doing what is best for your children! Be encouraged and know that OCEANetwork is continuing our work to protect and expand your homeschool freedoms in Oregon.