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FAMM, Lawmakers, and Families to Rally for Justice Reform at the U.S. Capitol

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Contact: Rabiah Burks
rburks@famm.org
202-822-6700

Press release

FAMM, Lawmakers, and Families to Rally for Justice Reform at the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, July 10, FAMM will bring lawmakers, advocates, and family members from all over the nation to the United States Capitol to demand justice reform in 2018. There are a number of federal bills in the U.S. House and Senate with the potential to impact parole, sentencing, and prison reforms. Attendees and families affected by incarceration hope to express to Congress the need and urgency for effective reform.

Event: Families for Justice Reform Now Rally

When: 2:00-3:30 p.m., July 10, 2018

Where: The U.S. Capitol, East Lawn
(Grassy area in front of the Capitol Visitor Center, across the street from the Library of Congress)

Speakers include affected families, former prisoners, advocates from FAMM, #cut50, Prison Fellowship, the American Conservative Union, and more. Congressional speakers include Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA), and Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA).

There will also be a spoken-word performance by Paine the Poet.

The rally is co-sponsored by FAMM, Justice Action Network, FreedomWorks, ACU, the Can-Do Foundation, #cut50, and Prison Fellowship.

If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Rabiah Burks at rburks@famm.org.

FAMM is a nonpartisan, national advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice reforms to make our communities safe. Founded in 1991, FAMM promotes change by raising the voices of families and individuals who are directly affected by counterproductive sentencing and prison policies.  

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