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Support the Keeping All Students Safe Act

Dear [title] [last name],

 

I write to ask you to support the Keeping All Students Safe Act.

This critical bill would make it illegal for any school receiving federal funds to seclude a child or use dangerous restraint practices that restrict breathing, such as prone or supine restraint. The bill would also prohibit schools from physically restraining children, except when there is imminent danger of serious physical injury to the student or to school staff.

This bill will help states establish minimum safety standards for all children and provide funding for training of school personnel. Together, this helps ensure equal opportunity and full participation in school for students with disabilities, including students of color, who are disproportionately subjected to restraint and seclusion.

The Keeping All Students Safe Act will help prevent future abuse and neglect in our nation’s schools. Please cosponsor the bill. Learn more at www.stophurtingkids.com

Thank you for your consideration.

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