To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate
Congress and President Obama: Work together to fix the criminal justice system--now. Support the SAFE Justice act, which implements broad based, system-wide reforms to curtail over-criminalization, enhance rehabilitation, and support individuals' re-entry into society.
Why is this important?
Right now, one out of every 100 Americans is behind bars. The U.S. spends $80 billion yearly on incarceration. And people of color bear the brunt of this broken system.
Fortunately, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity for change. Democrats and Republicans in Congress have begun working together. They have introduced several bills that create the possibility of comprehensive criminal justice reform--this year.
But unfortunately--that's ALL they have done. Yes, a few bills look good. But no VOTES have been scheduled. No HEARINGS have been set. And the time for action this year is running out! Our leaders need to get moving--today.
If we get enough supporters to create a groundswell, we can start ending the vicious cycle of suffering our unjust incarceration industry has caused.
The next few days will be crucial. If we can show that Americans everywhere are demanding #JusticeReformNOW, we can push Congress to get a bill onto President Obama’s desk and signed into law by the end of 2015. We have legislation. They need to take a VOTE.
Please, add your name and call for criminal justice reform now, and we will deliver your signatures to Congress.
Our prisons lock up too many people, waste too much money, ruin too many lives, and fail to make our communities safer. We can’t afford this. Join me and demand #JusticeReformNOW--sign the petition today.