Congress will be considering the Keeping All Children Safe Act, legislation to prevent the use of seclusion and restraint in schools
Please contact Connecticut’s U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives to support this important legislation for students in schools. You can contact your Senators and Representative directly to ask them to support the Keeping All Students Safe Act, S.2020 and H.R. 1381.
You can get your Senators’ phone numbers and e-mails at http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm and your Representatives at http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), have scheduled a hearing for July 12 at 10:00 am Eastern, “Beyond Seclusion and Restraint: Creating Positive Learning Environments for All Students”.
Go to the COPAA website: http://www.copaa.org/public-policy/pass-the-keeping-all-students-safe-act-s-2020-and-h-r-1381/ for the hearing announcement and talking points/sample language.
More information may be found online here at senate.gov: http://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=28ddbd0d-5056-9502-5dea-7197eb6434c8