Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Action #Alert: National Call In Day June 12 about #Restraint and #Seclusion

Family Voices Indiana shares the following alert from Stop Hurting Kids:

ASK CONGRESS TO SUPPORT BILL TO PREVENT DANGEROUS RESTRAINT & SECLUSION
National Call-In Day, June 12
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).
ACT NOW!!
On June 12 (or during that week—)
  • Call your senators today—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 today (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.”
Make sure Congress hears from thousands of parents, people with disabilities, students, advocates, professionals, friends, families, and neighbors so they will ACT!
Get Social!
Facebook: Act Now! National Call-In Day is June 12th.
Help keep all students safe at school.  Call your senators and representatives today (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 today (202-224-3121) and urge them to co-sponsor the Keeping All Students Safe Act. National Call-In Day June 12. #stopRS

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