Tell the Senate to Pass the "Sentencing Reform & Corrections Act of 2015"
Sisters and Brothers today a bipartisan group of senators led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Assistant Democratic Leader Dick Durbin today is introducing comprehensive legislation aimed at recalibrating prison sentences for certain drug offenders, targeting violent criminals, and granting judges greater discretion at sentencing for lower-level drug crimes. The package also seeks to curb recidivism by helping prisoners successfully re-enter society. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 is also sponsored by Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.).
This is a major step in our efforts towards liberation, reconciliation and justice. We have worked tirelessly to lend our voices as A.M.E. ministers to the issue of mass incarceration. Now we need the Senate to take this legislation seriously and get it passed. Please sign the petition so we can urge the Senate to take action.