The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world – an issue that burdens our taxpayers, stresses our jail system and impacts people of color disproportionately to other populations. The bipartisan First Step Act would make commonsense reductions to overly-long federal drug sentences to help inmates, eliminate mandatory minimum sentences, provide alternative rehabilitation measures and reduce racial disparities in the prison process.
Utah’s Sen. Mike Lee has worked hard to help get the First Step Act passed. Despite strong support in the House, bipartisan support in the Senate and an endorsement by President Trump, some conservative Republicans oppose this thoughtful and painstaking effort to create much-needed criminal justice reform.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Thank Sen. Lee for his hard work on the First Step Act and continued work to garner the needed votes in the Senate to pass the bill before the end of the year.
- Ask Sen. Hatch to support the First Step Act and help ensure that a vote is called in the Senate on this important first step in criminal justice reform.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (202) 224-5251 (DC) // (801) 524-4380 (SLC) // (801) 375-7881 (Provo) // (435) 634-1795 (St. George) // (801) 625-5672 (Ogden) // (435) 586-8435 (Cedar City)
Sen. Mike Lee 202-224-5444 (DC) // 801-524-5933 (SLC) // 435-628-5514 (St. George) // 801-392-9633 (Ogden)