FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lani Prunés, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202.621.5066
WASHINGTON, DC – In response to media reports that leaders of both houses of Congress are conceding that no further action is expected on bipartisan sentencing reform legislation this year, FAMM Vice President Kevin Ring made the following statement:
“Despite the ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ effort to make the bill appear alive, I think it died months ago and from the most natural of causes: election year politics. Timing matters. In any other year, these very modest reforms would have passed overwhelmingly.
“Those of us who support bold, meaningful sentencing reform should waste no time whining or pointing fingers. We should thank our champions, start winning new allies, and be ready to hit the ground running in January.”