“I am calling to ask Senator/Representative _________ to move legislation to limit restraint and end the use of seclusion in schools. Restraint should only be used in emergencies threatening the physical safety of the student or others. The Keeping All Students Safe Act will create a baseline of protections to ensure the safety of all students and school personnel. I urge Sen./Rep.__________ to address this national problem and move the Keeping All Students Safe Act now.”
HOW TO CONTACT CONGRESS
- Visit www.senate.gov to find out the name of your US Senators and www.house.gov to find your Representative.
- Dial the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for the office of your Senators and Representative
- Identify yourself as a constituent and the organization that you represent (if any)
- Give them your message, then pass this alert along to others!
- Dr. Daniel Crimmins , Director, Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
- Ms. Cyndi Pitonyak , Coordinator of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Montgomery County Public Schools, Christiansburg, Virginia
- Dr. Michael George , Director, Centennial School, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Ms. Deborah (Debbie) Jackson , parent, Easton, Pennsylvania
Senator Tom Harkin (Chair, Health Education Labor and Pension Committee) introduced S. 2020 the Keeping All Students Safe Act to protect students from dangerous restraint and seclusion on December 16, 2011. A bipartisan hearing “Beyond Seclusion and Restraint: Creating Positive Learning Environments for All Students” cosponsored by Senators Harkin and Enzi is scheduled for June 28th
Representative George Miller (Ranking Member, House Education and Workforce Committee) introduced H.R. 1381, the Keeping All Students Safe Act in the House on April 6, 2011. The bill currently has bipartisan support, thanks to Rep. Gregg Harper, with 42 cosponsors.
Pass The Keeping All Students Safe Act (S. 2020 and H.R. 1381)