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Grassroots group applauds passage of monumental criminal justice reform bill
NASHVILLE, TN – Today, Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee (AFP-TN) celebrated the passage of the FIRST STEP Act, a package of critical criminal justice reforms. AFP-TN also praised Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker for supporting the monumental bill. Americans for Prosperity has been at the forefront of supporting the FIRST STEP Act. Earlier this year, the grassroots group issued a Key Vote Alert calling on Representatives to vote ‘YES’ on the legislation.
The FIRST STEP Act makes critical updates to our federal sentencing laws and improves federal prisons by focusing on rehabilitating incarcerated people and giving them the tools needed to successfully reenter society upon release from prison.
AFP-Tennessee State Director Tori Venable issued the following statement:
“The First Step Act is a great gift this holiday season that will bring families closer together and create a real second chance for thousands of Americans who have earned one. We thank Senators Alexander and Corker for supporting this legislation that will make our communities stronger and safer by reducing crime and giving people the skills they need to become productive members of society. This bill will help men and women leave prison better off than when they entered and makes our criminal justice policies smarter on crime and softer on taxpayers. We urge the House to take this opportunity to break down barriers for people by putting good policy over partisanship and quickly send this to the president for his signature.”