Action Alert: Interrupt the School to Prison Pipeline – Support SB 2793

SB2793 is a key component of the Campaign for Common Sense Discipline. SB2793 creates an improved understanding of school discipline issues by requiring public reporting of data already collected on the use of out-of-school suspensions, expulsions, removals to alternative settings, and student retention. SB2793 also requires the school districts with the highest rates of student exclusion, law enforcement involvement, and racial inequity to submit improvement plans to the Illinois State Board of Education, which will provide them with technical assistance.

SB2793 will help keep kids out of jail and in the classroom, where they belong. SB2793 has already passed the Senate, so ask your House Representative to help pass it too!

There are two ways to make your voice heard TODAY on SB2793:

1. SB2793 will be heard in the House Elementary and Secondary School Committee on Wednesday May 14th at 10:30 a.m. Please file a witness slip as a PROPONENT of the bill TODAY.

a. Click HERE to file a witness slip.
b. Fill out your name, address, and phone number. Fill out your “Firm/Business or Agency” if you wish OR write “none.”
c. In Section II, you can write “self” OR the name of any organization that you represent.
d. Select “PROPONENT”
e. Select “Record of Appearance Only”
f. Enter the number it shows in the box, agree to the terms, and click “Create(Slip).” Thank you!

2. Tell your House Representative to SUPPORT SB2793 HERE.

Please make your support of SB2793 known and help spread the word!

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