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Dear Progressive Secretary Supporter

Here is another opportunity to make your voice heard. Progressive Secretary is “Activism Made Easy.”

Our letter supports a campaign by the ACLU, FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums ), and others. A variety of other civil rights organizations support it.

We’re asking the Senate to pass the EQUAL [Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law] Act. The bill ends the disparity between sentences for crack and powder cocaine. 

We will send your email messages to your Senators.

Pass S. 79, the EQUAL Act.

The House passed this legislation with overwhelming bipartisan support (361 to 66). It ends the sentencing disparity between those found guilty of using crack or powder cocaine.

Not based on science, the current practice disproportionately harms communities of color. Under this bill, the same threshold quantities of crack cocaine and powder cocaine will trigger the same statutory criminal penalties.

The bill also authorizes a court to impose a reduced sentence on a defendant convicted or sentenced before this bill’s enactment. At the same time, it prohibits the further reduction of a sentence previously reduced.


The time is now for the Senate to pass the EQUAL Act without amendment. Eliminate this longstanding and unjust disparity.
 

Click here to send this letter or to learn more (you can edit the letter in the next step, if you wish).

Sincerely,

Kathie Turner, Executive Director


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