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
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