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This will only take a minute and could hasten the end of school corporal punishment in U.S. schools.
March 31, 2011

New Mexico's Legislature just passed HB 172 that would prohibit corporal punishment of schoolchildren in that state. Governor Susana Martinez has until April 8th to either sign the bill into law or veto it. Let's urge her to do what's right for the children of her state, and thereby set a good example for the other 19 paddling states.

Please go to and add your name to the Pledge. (Remember to scroll to the bottom of the page to reach the sign-on links.) You do not need to be a New Mexico resident. And invite young people to participate in this campaign. They can play a vital role, and be among the first beneficiaries of reform.

Please spread this message on Facebook and Twitter. Forward it to friends and colleagues. Inform them that in 20 US. states over 200,000 schoolchildren are legally beaten annually -- many repeatedly. Some are injured and require medical attention. Minorities and children with special needs are disproportionately targeted. It's time this shameful human rights violation stopped!

But, for the moment, let's focus our attention on New Mexico. Click here and scroll down: You know what to do next.

Jordan Riak & Kathleen Wolf

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