FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2016
The Project for Opportunity & Safety Announces New Website & Digital Ad Campaign to Amplify Criminal Justice Reform Efforts in Congress
WASHINGTON, DC – With Congress returning this week, The Project for Opportunity& Safety, a recently-formed non-profit organization, today announced the launch of a new website – reformcriminaljustice.com – and national digital advertising campaign dedicated to helping educate lawmakers and voters on the importance of passing common-sense, conservative reforms to the American justice system.
“Congress has a critical opportunity this year to pass important, bipartisan criminal justice reform measures that will save billions of taxpayer dollars and make our communities safer by better targeting our law enforcement resources,” said Brian Walsh, spokesman for The Project for Opportunity & Safety.
“Our organization’s new website will serve as a one-stop-shop for conservatives interested in learning more about criminal justice reform efforts at the federal level. This is an issue that has rallied conservative leaders across the country and as support grows, we are focused on amplifying that message through a new digital campaign to urge Congress to act this year.”
The new website features statements endorsing criminal justice reform from Republicans leaders such as House Speaker Paul Ryan, as well as U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley, John Cornyn and Mike Lee, in addition to key conservative leaders such as Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist and Right on Crime Policy Director Marc Levin. Among other things, it also highlights the recent endorsement of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act by the International Association of Police Chiefs and the National District Attorneys Association, the largest association of prosecutors in the country, who have joined more than 400 groups and organizations across the political spectrum in support of this legislation.
Additionally, a new digital ad will run on platforms in both Washington DC and key states around the country including Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
“Overcrowded prisons. Repeat offenders. Billions of tax dollars wasted.
America’s broken criminal justice system is hurting taxpayers and making our communities unsafe. But reform is on the way.
The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act will give judges the flexibility to reduce mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders…
…so that we can focus resources on keeping murderers and rapists behind bars.
And it will better prepare inmates to re-enter society, so they don’t commit new crimes after they’re released…Bipartisan legislation that will keep our families safe, while restoring fairness to our criminal justice system.
It’s already proven to reduce crime and cut costs…
…in states like Texas and Georgia…
…that’s why police and prosecutors have endorsed this new, tough, smart legislation.
The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. Reducing crime. Saving money. Keeping our communities safe.”