PAPPI Protect Rule 33
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Campaign to Protect Rule 33
Hearing Scheduled for February 20
PUBLIC HEARING: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 PM, Cross Building, Room 202
Emergency Legislation Proposed by the Legislature
Groups to contact
- Put names of groups we should contact in this Google Docs Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuuznGZd5DK3dFhURVhiV2pLR1pmdUVnWmdYdzFCdHc
Ideas on other sources of groups:
- Possible source of additional groups to contact : http://www.mainecgc.org/partners.html
- Find a contact for these listservs: Maine Children’s Trust, Maine Roads to Quality, and Head Start. They are used by early childhood educators so some may be in favor and others not.
- Contact all the people listed here:
- Conflict resolution organizations: http://www.changingmaine.org/cgi/cm/categories.html?id=kFe2uQZM&mv_arg=108
Message to use when contacting people in Maine
- Write a short, focused explanation of why the new rule is important
Possible sources to make the argument: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-ellen-stevens/trauma-sensitive-schools_b_1625924.html and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-ellen-stevens/traumasensitive-schools-part-two_b_1632126.html
- Write an e-mail which can be shared to ask people to contact their legislator including a sample letter. Make sure to ask people to tell us if they did it for tracking purposes. Consider one version for residents of Maine and another for people outside Maine.
- Collect links describing Rule 33. Start here: http://www.maine.gov/education/rulechanges/chapter33/index.html and here http://www.maine.gov/doe/school-safety/restraints/index.html
- Choose an online petition or other tool to generate interest
- Write a press release describing the impact of restraint on children in Maine and promoting the campaign to protect rule 33. Break this in to sub-tasks as needed (e.g. research impact, create protect rule 33 web page, etc).
- Write a position paper or which describes how similar regulations in other states have been successful