Reminder: Wednesday Call-in Day


Tell Senate Leadership to Support the National Criminal Justice Commission Act

Wednesday, June 23, 2010, is the National Call-in Day to Support Senate Passage of S. 714, The National Criminal Justice Commission Act

BACKGROUND INFO: In 2009, Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) and 15 bipartisan co-sponsors introduced the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, S. 714, legislation that would create a bipartisan Commission to review and identify effective criminal justice policies and make recommendations for reform. The Senate Judiciary Committee has reviewed and favorably passed the bill and it is now awaiting passage out of the Senate. We need your help urging Senate Leadership to prioritize and pass this important legislation.

ACTION NEEDED: On Wednesday, please call the following Senators to ask them to prioritize and support Senate passage of the National Criminal Justice Commission Act as soon as possible:

• Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), 202-224-5556

• Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), 202-224-3135

• Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL), 202-224-9447

MESSAGE TO SENATORS: Please support S. 714, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, because:

• Having a transparent and bipartisan Commission review and identify effective criminal justice policies would increase public safety.

• The increase in incarceration over the past twenty years has stretched the system beyond its limits. The high cost to taxpayers is unsustainable, especially during these times of economic downturn.

• The proposed commission would conduct a comprehensive national review and would issue recommendations for reform.

If you have any have any questions about the Wednesday, June 23rd National Call-In Day, please contact Kara Gotsch at kgotsch@sentencingproject.org. Thank you in advance for your help.

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