Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day of Action for Innocence and Justice Wednesday, June 23

The 254 wrongful convictions overturned through DNA testing have exposed serious flaws in our criminal justice system. To stop these injustices, we have to address the root causes and we need your help to do it.

We have planned a day of action for Wednesday, June 23, when we’ll be asking you to call three leaders in the U.S. Senate to urge them to support the creation of a national commission to study the criminal justice system and recommend reforms to address problems.

Please mark your calendars and spread the word today about next Wednesday’s day of action by posting it on Facebook and Twitter and emailing your friends. Every call to the Senate next Wednesday will bring us closer to true criminal justice reform.

The National Criminal Justice Commission proposed by Senator Jim Webb would review and identify effective criminal justice policies and make recommendations for reform. The commission has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee and gained bipartisan support, with nearly 40 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle.

A bipartisan blue-ribbon panel to examine the American criminal justice system could bring about lasting reform, but it won’t happen without your help. Learn more about the proposed commission and the June 23rd Day of Action here. We’ll send a reminder with phone numbers and more next Wednesday morning.

Thank you for your commitment to justice,

Maddy deLone
Executive Director
The Innocence Project

Be sure to read the related post below about the TOUR of some of these KEY (Innocence Project and Journey of Hope) players who are speaking for all of us in the Journey of Hope family...

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