Urge your senators to pass the First Step Act before they adjourn for the year.
Background: President Donald Trump recently voiced his support for a bipartisan criminal justice bill, a revised First Step Act that would provide sentencing and prison reforms.
The First Step Act would curb mandatory minimums for many low-level drug crimes, providing judges with more discretion over individual cases. The bill also aims to eliminate the three-strike rule. Additional money would be designated for employment training and programming to reduce recidivism.
The bill has been approved by a Senate committee, but it still needs to go through the full Senate and time is running out. Urge your senators to pass this important legislation now. Read more.
Faith Reflection: “Learn to do what is good. Seek justice. Correct the oppressor. Defend the rights of the fatherless. Plead the widow’s cause” (Isaiah 1:17).
Action: Ask your senators to support the First Step Act.
Alert prepared by Cherelle Dessus, legislative assistant and communications coordinator on November 26, 2018. Did you receive this alert from a friend? Sign up for Washington Office action alerts here!