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Grassroots Group Declares Victory as FIRST STEP ACT Heads to President Trump’s Desk
Raleigh, NC – Today, Americans for Prosperity- North Carolina (AFP-NC) celebrated the passage of the FIRST STEP Act, a package of critical criminal justice reforms. AFP-NC also praised Senator Thom Tillis for his support for commonsense criminal justice reform. As a part of a six-figure thank you campaign in November, many constituents received direct mail thanking key legislators for their sincere support of the FIRST STEP Act. AFP-NC will continue its tradition of applauding the support of good policy by sending targeted and direct mail to North Carolinians touting Senator Tillis’ leadership in ensuring this legislation was passed before the end of the year.
The FIRST STEP Act makes important 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.
AFP-NC state director Chris McCoy issued the following statement:
“AFP-NC is grateful for Senator Tillis’ support of the FIRST STEP Act. This legislation will ultimately make our communities stronger and safer by reducing crime and recidivism rates. During this holiday season, many families will be relieved to learn that they will not have to travel as far to visit loved ones who are incarcerated relatives. Additionally, AFP-NC believes that criminal justice reform should be smart-on-crime, but soft-on-taxpayers and the FIRST STEP Act accomplishes that goal.”