Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Today is National Call-in Day!

You've got all day today to put in a phone call that could move S. 306, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, forward.  It's easy!  Here's how you do it:

Call U.S. Senate leadership:
  • U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), 202-224-3542
  • U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), 202-224-3135
Here's what to say:
  • I am calling to ask the senator to support immediate Senate passage of S. 306, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act.
  • The proposed commission would review the criminal justice system, identify programs and policies that promote public safety, and urge reform of policies and practices that aren't working.
  • One policy that needs review is mandatory minimum sentencing. Thousands of offenders receive lengthy mandatory terms. These sentences have filled prisons across the country well beyond capacity.
  •  The current incarceration rate comes at a high cost to taxpayers, families and communities.
  • Passage of S. 306 will lead to a more effective and just system. Please pass the bill.
  • Thank you!
That's it!  Two senators, two calls, a two-minute message, and you can help FAMM!  If you want to when you're done, email Jennifer Stitt, our Director of Federal Legislative Affairs, at jstitt@famm.org to let her know how it went!  Easy!

You can learn more about S. 306 here.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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