68 Organizations Oppose No Kids in Cuffs
68 National, State and Local organizations oppose pending introduction of the No Kids in Cuffs Resolution, support must go to passage of KASSA.
Dear Representative Garcia,
The 68 undersigned civil, disability and human rights organizations that are national, state, and local groups advocate together to end the use of restraint and seclusion in U.S. schools. We also promote and protect the civil and human rights of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) students which includes students with disabilities, and students at the intersection of multiple marginalizations in their lives. Restraint and seclusion are traumatic and abusive practices which are disproportionately used on these children.1 In light of our collective vision–where no students at any age or any stage of being enrolled in school are restrained or secluded in school, we write to express deep concern and opposition to your plan to introduce the No Kids in Cuffs resolution. We believe it is shortsighted, deeply flawed, and does not protect enough students. The Keeping All Students Safe Act (KASSA) (H.R. 3474/S. 1858) as you know, is much more robust and comprehensive. We urge you to halt any plans to introduce it in its current form.
Read the full letter to representative Garcia.