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Please send the following e-mail to any lists or groups who can help with this petition.

Posted to SPEDWatch and Conspedpac yahoo groups 1/28/2013 by GS.


Subject line: Sign White House Petition Now to Keep All Students Safe

Please sign and spread the word about the White House petition asking President Obama to support the Keep All Students Safe Act banning the use of restraints and seclusion rooms in America's schools.

With 25,000 signatures by Feb. 11 it will get a formal White House response.

Visit the White House web site now and sign the petition at: http://BIT.LY/kidspetition Then post it on your Facebook page, and pass this email on to two friends.


A concerned parent in Mass. described a recent call she got from another local parent:

"His 7yr old son," she wrote,"is being restrained (coming home with bruises and a black eye) and reports to being in the seclusion room for the entire day. I talked to this very smart young man. He told me he wanted to die.. . . I cried when I heard from them today."

Kids in Mass. and across the country go to school each day only to be hurt by being physically restrained and locked in seclusion rooms. These children return home bruised and traumatized, and in some cases wanting to die. Still others, like Corey Foster in Yonkers, NY, have ended up dead while being restrained. And an increasing number of kids are being routed from schools into the juvenile justice system when they could be helped by the proven practices of positive behavioral interventions in the classroom.

Since 2009, Rep. George Miller (D-CA) has been trying to pass federal legislation, the "Keep All Students Safe Act, which would outlaw the use of restraints and seclusion, except in the rare emergency.

His powerful and emotional appeal on the floor of the US House, in which he was nearly moved to tears about what he calls the "torture" of our children, is must see. Please take a moment to watch the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K239Glb77y4

PLEASE SIGN THIS WHITE HOUSE PETITION ASKING PRESIDENT OBAMA TO SUPPORT THE KEEP ALL STUDENTS SAFE ACT. WE NEED 25,000 SIGNATURES BEFORE FEB. 11 FOR A FORMAL WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE. PLEASE VISIT: http://BIT.LY/kidspetition

AND PLEASE POST THIS ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND EMAIL TO TWO FRIENDS. ASK THEM TO SIGN THE PETITION AND TO POST THIS ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE AND PASS THIS EMAIL ALONG TO TWO FRIENDS.

PLEASE VISIT THE WHITE HOUSE WEB SITE NOW AND SIGN THE PETITION: http://www.BIT.LY/kidspetition

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