From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org):
On Tuesday evening, President Obama spoke about the bi-partisan comprehensive criminal justice reform bill in his State of the Union address. We are now calling on faith based advocates to join the civil rights community, and build on the significance of this moment. Let us pull together and get this bill passed. Please call Senators Casey and Toomey to let them know you want them to support the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA), the first comprehensive criminal justice reform bill in over 30 years. This is a step in the right direction towards turning the tide on the mass incarceration crisis plaguing our country. For more information on SRCA, go to http://www.grassley.senate.gov/sites/default/files/judiciary/upload/10-01-15%20Sentencing%20Reform%20and%20Corrections%20Act%20Summary.pdf.
Guide for making calls to your Senators
- Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for your Senator’s office (or find contact information for the senators in the following locations: http://casey.senate.gov, http://toomey.senate.gov)
- Introduce yourself as a constituent and a person of faith to the person who answers the phone and tell them you would like to leave a message for the Senator on legislation.
- “Please tell Senator _____ that as a person of faith I support the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act and urge the Senator to support it as well.”
- Ask for an email or written response to your call.