FAMM Welcomes Mike Riggs as Director of Communications

Post Date: March 18, 2014

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Families Against Mandatory Minimums is excited to welcome Mike Riggs as the foundation’s new director of communications. Mike joins FAMM from The Atlantic Cities, where he was a staff writer covering criminal justice policy.

“We’re thrilled to add Mike to our team,” said FAMM President Julie Stewart. “He’s passionate about our work and he knows how to tell a story.”

Mike will help FAMM create its own content, build relationships with journalists and pundits, and formulate FAMM’s editorial and communications strategy as the organization pushes for much-needed changes to sentencing policy at the state and federal level.    

“When I decided to leave journalism for a more active role in the reform movement, it made sense to join up with people I knew had their shoulders to the wheel,” Mike Riggs said. “The ball is finally moving on sentencing reform, and no one has been pushing harder, for longer, than FAMM.”  

Mike previously worked at Reason Magazine and the Washington City Paper, and has written about criminal justice policy for The Nation, The Weekly Standard, and The New Republic. He is a graduate of Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore