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Grassroots group urges Sen. Cruz to support bipartisan prison reform legislation
AUSTIN, Texas. – Americans for Prosperity-Texas (AFP-Texas) launched a targeted digital ad campaign today urging Senator Ted Cruz to support bipartisan prison and sentencing reform legislation known as the FIRST STEP Act. Texans overwhelmingly support the bill, which President Trump endorsed, and want to see the Senate pass this vital legislation quickly.
“The FIRST STEP Act is a crucial step toward fixing our broken criminal justice system and preparing individuals, who have paid their debt to society, to re-enter our communities with dignity and purpose,” said Sam Sheetz, Policy Director at AFP-Texas. “Senator Cruz previously supported many of the sentencing changes that are in FIRST STEP, so we know he agrees with the need to provide deserving individuals a second chance. The FIRST STEP Act builds on what’s been shown to be true here in Texas: the way to increase public safety is by being smart on crime and soft on taxpayers through evidence-based rehabilitation practices. On behalf of thousands of Texans, we urge Senator Cruz to support this legislation.”
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