Georgians, Tell Senator Purdue to Support the First Step Act!

Georgians, Tell Senator Purdue to Support the First Step Act!

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20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center started this petition to Senator David Perdue

Senator David Perdue is critical to the first step toward ending mass incarceration in the United States. We need Senator Perdue to stand behind the First Step Act to reduce recidivism, promote public safety and improve fairness in sentencing of federal crimes.

Georgia made incredible strides under Governor Deal to reform pretrial detention and rights restoration. As a result, Georgia’s prison population is nearly 12 percent smaller than was projected, and over $260 million taxpayer dollars have been diverted to evidence-based practices. It’s time for the nation to follow Georgia’s lead and make criminal justice reform a priority.  

The good news: A strong bipartisan Congress coalition is making prison reform a top priority! Also, Community stakeholders are united over the First Step Act, including the ACLU and Fraternal Order of Police. The First Step Act (FSA) passed the House in May by a wide, bipartisan margin of 360-59, and President Trump has agreed to enact the bill once it hits his desk BUT first, the FSA must garner 60 votes in the Senate to become law. 

We need our Republican Senators to step up to the plate and back this Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform agenda, and it won't happen without your support! 

Call your Senator to have your voice heard! These next 10 days are critical: The sooner you reach out, the more likely it is that your voice will influence their position!

For the more than 70,000 non-violent offenders in federal prisons today, there should be no further delay in a meaningful path toward reentry.

CALL (404) 865-0087 to tell Sen. Perdue that the First Step Act must pass! 

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