Mar. 1, 2010 - Take Action on Drug Sentencing, Clean Air & Health Care!
Ensure Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing
Under current law, possession of five grams of crack cocaine triggers a minimum five-year prison sentence, while trafficking 500 grams (one pound) of powder cocaine triggers the same sentence, despite the fact that pharmacological effects of the two drugs are the same. The Fair Sentencing Act offers reform of federal crack cocaine sentencing by instituting a 1:1 ratio for crack and powder sentencing; the bill is scheduled this Thursday for mark up by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Take Action: Urge your Senators to support the Fair Sentencing Act (S. 1789) to eliminate the disparity in cocaine sentencing. The Capitol switchboard can be reached at 202.224.3121, or you can send an email. For more information, contact Legislative Assistant Rebecca Katz at 202.387.2800.
Vital Vote on Clean Air
The Senate is expected to vote as early as this week on a resolution to block the Environmental Protection Agency from safeguarding our environment and our health against global warming pollution. Now is the time tell Congress you want comprehensive climate and energy legislation, not roadblocks that prevent the tackling of climate change.
Take Action: Urge your Senators and Representative to oppose S.J.Res.26, which would block the EPA from regulating global warming pollution under the Clean Air Act. You can:
For more information, contact Legislative Assistant Rachel Cohen at 202.387.2800.
Speak Up for Health Care Reform!
Last week, President Obama met with Congressional leadership to discuss the future of health care reform. More than 47 million Americans went without health insurance at some point last year; your voice is critical to moving forward with the legislation and achieving successful health insurance reform.
Take Action: Urge Congressional leaders to support comprehensive health insurance reform legislation that allows for a healthy future with affordable care for all. The Capitol Switchboard can be reached at 202.224.3121, or you can send an email. For more information, contact Legislative Assistant Rebecca Katz at 202.387.2800.