Deborah G. Stevenson
P.O. Box 704
Southbury, CT 06488
Office: 860 354 3590
Cell: 203 206 4282
Fax: 860 354-9360
What is NHELD, LLC
is an acronym for National Home Education Legal Defense, a national organization open to all who wish to join, that seeks
to protect and defend the rights of families who wish to educate in freedom. In everyday use, we just call it "NHELD" .
Freedom to educate:
Parents have the inherent obligation and right to raise and educate their children in whatever
manner they deem appropriate to best meet the needs of their children. To exercise that right, however, parents must have freedom from interference with that right. NHELD's goal is to work with all parents to make sure their freedom is maintained to meet their child's needs in whatever manner they are educated.
Unity of purpose:
One individual acting to retain freedom faces a daunting task. Many individuals acting to retain freedom face an achievable task, a task that can, and must, be accomplished.
Empowerment of individuals:
The Declaration of Independence empowered individuals. It acknowledged that the
people form government, to protect their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The people did so by adopting the Constitution, specifically limiting the power of the
government, and protecting the inherent rights of the people. The people, today, however, too often feel that the government is more empowered than they are. NHELD's goal is to make sure
people continue to be rightfully empowered. They can do so through knowledge, information, and accurate facts about what the law actually says at the moment, and how it may be proposed to change in the future. NHELD will share whatever
knowledge, information, and accurate facts that we can, and to support parents in their endeavors to maintain their freedom.
What does NHELD, LLC have to offer?
1. Notification of legislation affecting the rights of parents.
2. Advice on political strategy to affect pending legislation.
3. Network with individuals and groups on the local, state, or national level
for more effective accomplishment of goals.
4. Legal advice and assistance on individual threats to parental freedom.
5. Assistance in dispute resolution with government officials.
6. Position papers on important public policy issues.
7. Testimony, and expert witness interviews and appearances, to educate
government officials, media, and the public on important public policy
issues and individual cases.
Standing up, standing togetether, protecting freedom whenever necessary.