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Justice Reform and EQUAL Act Webinar
April 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
In order to dismantle systemic racism, cultivate an inclusive community, root our economy in solidarity, and transform our politics, we must build a new justice system in our nation.
During this webinar, Joan Neal, NETWORK’s Senior Government Relations Fellow, and Sr. Mara Rutten, NETWORK’s Government Relations Specialist, will talk about why Justice Reform is a key component of our Build Anew Public Policy Agenda. They will also discuss the EQUAL Act, bipartisan legislation that seeks to eliminate the disparity in sentencing for cocaine offenses, a major contributor to mass incarceration, and apply retroactively to those already convicted or sentenced.
The EQUAL Act is the primary focus of NETWORK’s first Virtual Lobby Day on the Hill, and this webinar will provide the necessary background for those who are planning on advocating for this bill. If you haven’t signed up for our lobby day, please do! https://networklobby.org/meetingsignups/