November 19, 2018

NEW CAMPAIGN: Rare chance to pass a good bill in Congress!

Congress and the President are threatening to do something GOOD, for once Retweet

Action: Support the FIRST STEP Act sentencing reform bill.

The FIRST STEP Act has already passed the House. The Senate version has even better provisions. And even President Trump has endorsed this bill. So now…

We need to push the Senate version over the top. Then make sure the (House-Senate) Conference Committee retains all the best reforms. This bill…

  • Bans the shackling of pregnant inmates
  • Increases the “good time” inmates can earn toward shorter sentences
  • Expands the compassionate release program for terminal prisoners
  • Eliminates mandatory life sentences for drug offenses
  • Reduces the “stacking” of firearm penalties for certain crimes
  • Expands the so-called “safety valve” to give judges more sentencing discretion
  • Retroactively applies the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010’s penalty reductions to crack-cocaine offenders sentenced before the law was passed

That last measure helps correct the 100:1 sentencing disparity between powder and crack cocaine offenses.

In a rare case of almost all sides being on the same side of an issue, the bill has also been endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police, the National District Attorney’s Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Left, Right, and libertarian are all pushing this bill. But a few hardliners could still thwart things in the Senate. So, right now, instruct your reps to…

Support the FIRST STEP Act

Remember these strategic points…

  • Blue-pill myth: Your vote is how you control government.
  • Red-pill truth: Your vote is one among millions. But your letter to Congress is one among dozens. Your letter is more powerful. Use this power!

Thank you for being an ACTIVE DC Downsizer,

Jim Babka & Perry Willis
Downsize DC

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