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494THURS, JUNE 12 NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY FOR FEDERAL RESTRAINT/SECLUSION BILL

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  • Sandy Alperstein
    Jun 10 7:04 PM
      NDSC Action Alert
      June 9, 2014
       
      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 this 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 co-sponsor 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 CO-SPONSOR the KEEPING ALL STUDENTS SAFE ACT, H.R. 1893. (Leave a voicemail if no one answers).

      Sample Message: "Please co-sponsor the Keeping All Students Safe Act, H.R. 1893, and protect all American students nationwide from restraint and seclusion in our nation's schools."   

      *       Ask your friends and family to do the same. 

      *       Or send 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!
      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 senators and reps today (202-224-3121) and urge them to co-sponsor the Keeping All Students Safe Act. National Call-In Day #stopRS

      FOR MORE INFORMATION
      House Bill H.R.1893 and House Statement
      GAO Report and Education Department Data Snapshot
       
      Sandy Alperstein, Illinois
      Twitter: @alpymom
      Volunteer Co-Webmaster, Our Children Left Behind (http://www.ourchildrenleftbehind.com) (special education advocacy volunteers on a national level); Special Kids, Special Families (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/specialkidsspecialfamilies) (volunteers providing support, education, and advocacy for families with special needs in the NW suburban Chicago area)