Press Releases

May 12, 2017

FAMM Statement on DOJ Charging Memo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Statement on DOJ Charging Memo   WASHINGTON – FAMM is gravely disappointed with the new charging memo issued today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While we appreciate the attorney general’s commitment to reducing crime and combating dangerous opioid abuse, we think his strategy is misguided, unsupported by… Read more »


May 10, 2017

FAMM Hails New Iowa Sentencing Reform Law

For Immediate Release Contact: Rabiah Burks 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Hails New Iowa Sentencing Reform Law Governor Signs Pro-Public Safety, Pro-Taxpayer Law That Eliminates Lowest Level Mandatory Minimum Sentences and Reduces State’s Sentencing Disparities Des Moines, Iowa – Building upon modest reforms made during 2016, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad today signed important sentencing reform legislation into… Read more »


April 25, 2017

Rabiah Burks Named FAMM Director of Communications

For Immediate Release    Contact: Rabiah Burks  (202) 822-6700  rburks@famm.org  Rabiah Burks Named FAMM Director of Communications  WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Rabiah Burks has been tapped to serve as the organization’s communications director. Burks most recently served as senior public relations specialist for the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section.  “We’re thrilled to have Rabiah on our team,” said Ring. “She’s a… Read more »


April 19, 2017

FAMM Hails Passage of Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill

For Immediate Release Contact: Lani Prunes lprunes@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Hails Passage of Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill   The Iowa House early this morning unanimously approved SF 445 after adding important sentencing reform provisions that FAMM and other advocates have promoted. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it is expected to pass, and then… Read more »


March 30, 2017

Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Clears Committee, Goes to Senate for Vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066 The Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee today approved HF 579, sending the bipartisan sentencing reform bill to the full Senate for a vote. The Iowa House of Representatives passed the bill unanimously on March 20. The bill enjoys broad support from across the ideological spectrum, including conservative organizations like… Read more »


March 28, 2017

Conservative Support Grows for Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066 Conservative Support Grows for Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition latest to endorse House-passed legislation that awaits Senate approval Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition is the latest conservative-oriented organization to throw its support behind sentencing reform legislation, HF 579, that… Read more »


March 24, 2017

Conservative Coalition Supports Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform in Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Greg Newburn gnewburn@famm.org 352.682.2542 Conservative Coalition Supports Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform in Florida  TALLAHASSEE—A coalition of leading national and state conservative groups today sent a letter to Florida House and Senate leadership in support of mandatory minimum drug sentencing reforms that are currently under consideration in the legislature. The letter was… Read more »