TweetStorm scheduled for 2014-02-12 @ 7AM Pacific/10AM Eastern/3PM GMT
"On Wednesday, February 12, Senator Tom Harkin, Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), will host an event to discuss the findings of a Committee investigation into the obstacles faced by parents whose children were secluded or restrained in public schools."
"WHEN: February 12, 2014, 10:00am – 11:00am ET"
"The Twitter feed for the event is #KeepStudentsSafe"
While Logan River Academy is a private institution, Washington will be watching Twitter during this event. This is an oppurtunity for us to highlight the need to take action to protect ALL children, regardless of their educational setting and to remind those in Washington that child torture occurs in settings where the student is literally physically prevented from going home or contacting the outside world. Please join us on Wednesday morning, if you are unable to join us, please consider using automated tools to Tweet on your behalf. The timing of this storm is critical, and we do not know how long, if ever, until we get another one like it.
If you choose to participate, please copy/paste one tweet from below per 2 minutes at the appointed time. This is faster than the normal 1 tweet per 5 minutes, see below.
PLEASE NOTE: Re-tweets do NOT trend the hashtags - in order to trend the hashtags, we MUST copy/paste. Also, tweets with more than 3 hashtags DO NOT HELP the tags trend.
If you send more than 116 Tweets in an hour or 1000 in a day your account will end up in "TwitterJail:"
Unlike most storms, the Senate event ends at 11AM. The storm goes on as long as people are tweeting, however to be most effective we should focus our efforts mostly between 10AM-11AM Eastern. For this reason we are asking people to send them faster than usual. If you send all the tweets, Twitter won't let you send exact duplicates soon, but you can change as little as a single character and send.
About Logan River Academy & #ShutLoganRiver
Logan River Academy is a licensed treatment facility in Logan, Utah that uses cruel and inhumane practices on learning disabled and at-risk children.
More information is available here: http://www.shutdownloganriver.com
Logan River Change.org petition - PLEASE SIGN: http://www.change.org/petitions/logan-river-academy-stop-using-solitary-confinement-a-k-a-precaution-and-development-on-kids
FB RSS: http://facebook.com/feeds/page.php?id=590625127665075&format=rss20
Google+ Page: https://plus.google.com/109818414890899363607/
Google+ Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/103874076855913450359
Children need love & care, not seclusion & restraint #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe http://tash.org/harkin-to-unveil-results-of-help-committee-investigation-into-use-of-restraint-seclusion-in-schools/
"I was put in a solitary confinement a.k.a development for over 3 months at a time" http://chn.ge/1eGY1qE #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe
"The things that I witnessed were damn near from a horror scene at times." http://www.shutdownloganriver.com/testimonials#t4 #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe
Without this bill to #KeepStudentsSafe, this happens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6mWZZVmSiM #ShutLoganRiver
This bill to #KeepStudentsSafe could #ShutLoganRiver too! https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s2020
"… you might have assumed that I was talking about Human Rights violations in a 3rd world country." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THQ5AKk_QR4 #ShutLoganRiver
"Youth are enduring painful restraing practices, and isolation for… months…" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3ye8YB109M #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe
@thinkprogress children are tortured in the name of rehabilitation #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe
Seclusion & restraint hurts children it does NOT help them! http://tash.org/harkin-to-unveil-results-of-help-committee-investigation-into-use-of-restraint-seclusion-in-schools/ #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe
"I was put on 'devo' for over 6 months and I wasn’t able to talk to anyone." http://chn.ge/1eGY1qE #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe
Father would rather go to jail than allow Logan River Academy to “treat” his son http://abcnews.go.com/US/fla-milliionaire-dad-jail-time-letting-son-16/story?id=16764183 #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe
When students can't talk to the outside world, there is 0 accountability… https://www.change.org/petitions/logan-river-academy-stop-using-solitary-confinement-a-k-a-precaution-and-development-on-kids #KeepStudentsSafe #ShutLoganRiver
Students describe the torture they endured and witnessed and Logan River Academy. http://www.shutdownloganriver.com/testimonials #KeepStudentsSafe #ShutLoganRiver
"I've been there. It's awful. Over 10 years ago. 2002" http://www.shutdownloganriver.com/testimonials#t5 #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe
Surgeon General's Report Stating Residential Programs to be ineffective: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK44295/#A13025 #KeepStudentsSafe #ShutLoganRiver
Please visit our page: https://www.shutdownloganriver.com, read the testimonials and sign the petition. #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe
"Females at [LRA] suffer a different kind of shame & abuse" http://chn.ge/1eGY1qE #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe
Kids depend on responsible adults to protect them. http://tash.org/harkin-to-unveil-results-of-help-committee-investigation-into-use-of-restraint-seclusion-in-schools/ #KeepStudentsSafe #ShutLoganRiver
List of children who died in private and government-run programs and institutions: http://teenadvocatesusa.homestead.com/inmemoriam.html #KeepStudentsSafe #ShutLoganRiver
Names of “residential treatment centers” where children have died: http://www.residentialtreatmentcenterabuse.com/deaths-at-residential-teen-programs.php #KeepStudentsSafe #ShutLoganRiver
"Too often, children with disabilities are subjected to restraint & seclusion…" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpeVig_RQyo #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe
"We will be haunted as long as we live by Erica's cry of 'Please Daddy, don't make me go!'" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZNMa2kC6ns #ShutLoganRiver #TTI
If The Congress read this: http://www.amazon.com/Tough-Love-Behind-Trouble-Industry-ebook/dp/B00ENFKNOQ they'd #ShutLoganRiver & #KeepStudentsSafe
"NATSAP does not provide oversight of our member programs" http://natsap.org/natsap-members/how-to-become-a-member/ #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe
"The memories I received from Logan River Academy have scarred me for life." http://www.safeteenschools.org/images/GWA-SNW-LRA_MAX.txt #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe
"I was mentally tortured and still have a scar that will never go away." http://www.shutdownloganriver.com/testimonials#t3 #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe
"I spent 7 months… in devo for trying to run…" http://www.shutdownloganriver.com/testimonials#t4 #ShutLoganRiver #KeepStudentsSafe