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FreedomWorks Joins Nation’s Largest Transpartisan Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform

An unlikely alliance of progressive and conservative groups has formed to pursue an aggressive effort to reform America’s criminal justice system. The Coalition for Public Safety will be the largest national effort working to pursue comprehensive criminal justice reforms that will reduce jail and prison populations and associated costs, and end the systemic problems of over-criminalization and over-incarceration.

02/19/2015
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Violent Crime Dropped in 2018 to the Second-Lowest Point Since 1991

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently released its annual crime statistics report. There hasn’t been much media coverage of the report, but it does show the violent crime rate in 2018 was at its second-lowest point since this particular crime metric peaked in 1991. Generally, crime rates fell across the board compared to 2017.

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Support the Eliminating Discrimination and Creating Corridors to Expand Student Success (ED ACCESS) Act, H.R. 4518 and S. 2553

On behalf of FreedomWorks’ activist community, I urge you to contact your representative and senators and ask them to cosponsor the Eliminating Discrimination and Creating Corridors to Expand Student Success (ED ACCESS) Act, H.R. 4518 and S. 2553. Introduced by Reps. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) and Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the ED ACCESS Act would strike the language in current law that prohibits any person with a drug felony conviction from being eligible for the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC).

10/02/2019
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Support the Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act, S. 2566

On behalf of FreedomWorks’ activist community, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to cosponsor the Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act, S. 2566. Introduced by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and cosponsored by Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act would prohibit the practice of federal judges increasing sentences for charges for which the defendant has been acquitted.

09/26/2019
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FreedomWorks Statement in Response to the Introduction of the Smart-on-Crime ED ACCESS Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the introduction of the bipartisan, bicameral ED ACCESS Act by Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Reps. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) and Danny Davis (D-Ill.), Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

09/26/2019
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Colorado Among States Furthering Justice Reform in 2019

In the wake of the federal prison and sentencing reform legislation, the First Step Act, states that have not yet embarked on criminal justice reform as well as states whose reforms served as models for the federal legislation have moved in their 2019 legislative sessions to contribute to the momentum behind the shift toward smart-on-crime policies.

09/20/2019
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FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Criticisms of Louisiana Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to recent criticisms of criminal justice reforms in Louisiana by a gubernatorial candidate, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

09/19/2019
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FreedomWorks Gives Testimony to the Department of Justice Regarding Implementation of the First Step Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Supporting the goals of the First Step Act of 2018, FreedomWorks offered verbal and written testimony yesterday to the Department of Justice’s NIJ Director Muhlhausen, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bacon, BOP Director Hawk Sawyer, and Associate BOP Director Hurwitz on the implementation of this critical piece of federal criminal justice reform legislation and its developing risk and needs assessment, “PATTERN.”

09/12/2019
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Coalition Letter to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform

FreedomWorks sent a coalition letter to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp urging him to support the reauthorization of the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform. The text of the letter and signers are below and a PDF of the letter can be found here.

07/11/2019
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FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Passage of Fair Chance Act Amendment to NDAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to Reps. Doug Collins' (R-Ga.) and Elijah Cummings' (D-Md.) Fair Chance Act amendment 120 (#69) being adopted by voice vote to the House's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 2500, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

07/11/2019

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