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Grassroots Group Declares Victory as FIRST STEP ACT Heads to President Trump’s Desk
Atlanta, GA – Today, Americans for Prosperity- Georgia (AFP-GA) celebrated the passage of the FIRST STEP Act, a package of critical criminal justice reforms. AFP-GA also praised Representative Doug Collins for authoring the Act and thanked Sen. David Perdue for co-sponsoring the bill. The FIRST STEP Act makes critical reforms to the federal criminal justice system by focusing on rehabilitating federally incarcerated people and giving them the tools needed to successfully reenter society upon release from prison.
The grassroots group also announced a direct mail and digital campaign touting Representative Collins and Senator Perdue’s leadership in ensuring this groundbreaking legislation was passed before the end of the year.
AFP-GA state director Michael Harden issued the following statement:
“During this holiday season, Congressman Collins could not have given the American people a better gift than the FIRST STEP Act. Additionally, we applaud Senator David Perdue’s for co-sponsoring the measure. This bipartisan legislation makes commonsense and compassionate reforms that will empower federally incarcerated people to be closer to their families during their sentence, and better equip them to rejoin society upon release. As a leader in the criminal justice reform movement, Georgia has shown that a smart-on-crime, soft-on-taxpayers approach makes us all safer and helps improve people who deserve a second chance. AFP-GA applauds Congressman Collins and thanks Sen. Perdue for their work to reform our broken criminal justice system.”