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Tell Congress to Support Keeping All Students Safe - National Call-in Day June 12th

Thursday, June 5, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Denise Marshall
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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). 


 Please ACT this week!!


 Call On June 12
(or anytime during this 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://1.usa.gov/Senat; House: http://bit.ly/RepWrit ). 

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


Get Social!


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: Act Now! National Call-In Day is June 12th.

Help keep all students safe at school.  Call your senators and representatives (202-224-3121) and urge them to co-sponsor the Keeping All Students Safe Act S. 2036. 

Follow the link below to read more 
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09719t.pdf or visit www.facebook.com/stophurtingkids

Twitter: Call your senators and representatives  (202-224-3121) and urge them to co-sponsor the Keeping All Students Safe Act. National Call-In Day June 12. #stopRS

FOR MORE INFORMATION

COPAA Declaration of Principles Opposing the Use of Restraint, Seclusion and Aversive Interventions

Senate Bill
S. 2036 and Senate Committee Description

House Bill H.R. 1893 and House Statement

http://stophurtingkids.com

Find your Laws in My State’s Seclusion and Restraint Laws

GAO Report and Education Department Data Snapshot



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