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6/4/2014

Ask Congress to Support Bill to Prevent Dangerous Restraint & Seclusion National Call-In Day, Thursday, June 12th


ACTION ALERT

 

Ask Congress to Support Bill to Prevent Dangerous Restraint & Seclusion

National Call-In Day, Thursday, June 12th

Restraint and Seclusion are practices used in public schools that have killed, injured, and traumatized students. More than 20 children have died, according to a Congressional agency report.  At least 107,000 students were subjected to restraint and seclusion in isolation rooms, according to data from the 2011-12 school year. To prevent these practices and protect students and staff, Senators Tom Harkin and Chris Murphy have introduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act in the Senate (S. 2036) and Representatives George Miller and Gregg Harper have introduced the House bill (H.R. 1893). 


GET READY TO ACT!!


Mark Your Calendars and On June 12
(or during that week---)

  • Call your Senators —US capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121—and urge them to co-sponsor the KEEPING ALL STUDENTS SAFE ACT, S. 2036.  (Leave a voicemail if no one answers). 

Sample Message: “Please cosponsor the Keeping All Students Safe Act, S.2036, and protect all American students nationwide from restraint and seclusion in our nation’s schools.”   
 

  • Call your Representative (202-224-3121) and ask him/her to COSPONSOR the KEEPING ALL STUDENTS SAFE ACT, HR 1893. (Leave a voicemail if no one answers).

Sample Message: “Please cosponsor the Keeping All Students Safe Act, S.2036, and protect all American students nationwide from restraint and seclusion in our nation’s schools.”    

 

Ask your friends and family to do the same.  Send out to all of your networks at the state and national level.

 

Or email:         Senate: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

                        House: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

 

Make sure Congress hears from thousands of parents, people with disabilities, students, advocates, professionals, friends, families, and neighbors so they will ACT!

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