Limit the Use of Restraints and Seclusion in Schools
California's AB 2657 would put in place essential safeguards for California students by limiting the use of behavioral restraints or seclusion only to when a pupil's behavior presents an imminent danger of serious harm and requiring parental debriefs and data collection and reporting on their use.
As parents, educators, and community members, we advocate for kids' well-being every day. It's crucial for our leaders to hear our voices to ensure they prioritize kids' best interests.
We've written a template of a letter for you to fill in, but the more you can personalize it, the better! Here are some tips to help you craft the most effective message to your lawmaker:
- Start with a clear introduction. Share your name, say you're a constituent who lives in their district and say what legislation you're supporting.
- Explain why you're supporting this bill. Talk about why the issue matters and how this bill will help address it. And remember: Personal stories help move people to action! Be specific about how this will affect your family and community.
- Close with an ask. Ask for the outcome you would like to see! Tell your representative how you would like them to vote on this bill and ask them to make kids a top priority when considering how to vote.