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 to let her know how it went!  Easy!

You can learn more about S. 306 here.

Thanks in advance for your help!