[Controlunittalk] Second Chance Funding Alert
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Wed Apr 23 14:02:29 EDT 2008
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Dear List Members,
SUPPORT FUNDING FOR
THE SECOND CHANCE ACT
Please Call, Fax Or Email Your Members Of Congress Today and Ask Them To Support Funding The Second Chance Act at the Highest Possible Levels
What You Need to Know:
The President signed the Second Chance Act into law on April 9, 2008. The Second Chance Act authorizes grants to States and localities to begin to address the need for drug and mental health treatment, job training and education opportunities, and housing, as well as other critical services for individuals when they return to the community from incarceration. Click Here for a complete overview of the Second Chance Act.
However, although the Second Chance Act is now law, no monies will be available for the Second Chance Act until Congress votes to allocate funding for the Acts programs. It is essential that your Members of Congress hear that you, their constituents, support funding for the Second Chance Act and want them to vote to fund the programs at the highest possible levels.
What You Need to Do:
Call, fax, or email your Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and your two U.S. Senators and ask them to support funding for the Second Chance Act. Click Here for a sample letter. Please feel free to add information about reentry needs in your local area. Find contact information for your U.S. House Member at: http://www.house.gov/ and your U.S. Senators at: http://www.senate.gov/.
What You Need to Say:
I live in Representative/Senator ______________s District/State and I would like to ask the Representative/ Senator to support funding the Second Chance Act at the highest possible levels during the upcoming funding process in Congress. Funding the Second Chance Act will better help communities address the needs of formerly incarcerated people so they can successfully reenter the community.
Please contact Gabrielle de la Gueronniere (gdelagueronniere at lac-dc.org) or Nisha Thakker (nthakker at lac.org) at 202-544-5478 with any questions.
Thank you for your help!
National HIRE Network
Legal Action Center
225 Varick St.
New York, NY 10014
212 243-1313 (p) | 212 675-0286 (f)
www.hirenetwork.org | www.lac.org
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