Vote Recommendation on The FIRST STEP Act

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joined by the ACLU, wrote this vote recommendation letter asking members of the House of Representatives to vote “no” on the FIRST STEP Act which was scheduled for a House floor vote on Tuesday, May 22nd. While well intentioned, this bill takes a misguided approach to reforming our federal justice system. Decisions we make now through this bill could have deep implications for our ability to impact the abiding and deepening harms that lead to mass incarceration.

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