Here’s information about HB 5628, the bill which would end school paddling by tying bans to federal education funding.
We need to get more co-sponsors. Can you help? I’m working on my Rep. Here are the current ones (6-30-2010):
Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] - 6/29/2010 Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] - 6/29/2010
Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] - 6/29/2010 Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 6/29/2010
Rep Hare, Phil [IL-17] - 6/29/2010 Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] - 6/29/2010
Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2] - 6/29/2010 Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] - 6/29/2010
Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] - 6/29/2010 Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5] - 6/29/2010
Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] - 6/29/2010 Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] - 6/29/2010
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] - 6/29/2010 Rep Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [VA-3] - 6/29/2010
Rep Sestak, Joe [PA-7] - 6/29/2010 Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] - 6/29/2010
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 6/29/2010
How to find your Rep:
Contact information for your Representative can be found at: http://www.congress.org/. On the right side of the page, put your zip code in the section where it says “Find Your Lawmakers.”
WHAT TO SAY:
"Please support H.R. 5628 , a bill to ban school corporal punishment.
Here are some reasons why:
(1) Twenty states still allow corporal punishment in schools and over 223,000 school children are hit each year,
(2) Corporal punishment can lead to student injuries and law suits against school boards,
(3) Over fifty national organizations including the National Education Association, the American Medical Association and the American Bar Association oppose school corporal punishment.
WILL YOU SUPPORT THE BILL?
WILL YOU CO-SPONSOR THE BILL?
Thank you for your support."
Let us know if you have any luck with your Rep. let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll follow up with Representative McCarthy’s office.
Nadine A. Block, Executive Director, Center for Effective Discipline and co-chair of EPOCH-USA
155 W Main Street #1603, Columbus, OH 43215
Tel: (614)221-8829 Fax: (614)221-2110