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Grassroots group applauds passage of monumental criminal justice reform bill
CONCORD, NH – Today, Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire (AFP-NH) celebrated the passage of the FIRST STEP Act, a package of critical criminal justice reforms. AFP-NH also praised Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan 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 sentencing and prison 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-New Hampshire State Director Greg Moore issued the following statement:
“Senators Shaheen and Hassan helped deliver a great gift for Americans this Christmas season by helping pass the First Step Act. This bipartisan legislation is a welcome change from the cycle of partisan politics and is based on common-sense, evidence-tested measures that will improve public safety and give people a second chance to become contributing members of their communities.
“Not only does shifting towards a smart-on-crime, soft-on-taxpayers approach save money and reduce recidivism, but it reaffirms the principle that our criminal justice system is redemptive and treats every American equally under the law. We urge the House to swiftly vote on the First Step Act and send it to the White House for the president’s signature.”