During the month of August, phone justice delegations in West Virginia, New York and California met with staff from the offices of Sen. Rockefeller, Rep. Clarke and Rep. Lee to secure letters addressed to FCC Chairman Genachowski.
Supporters of the Wright Petition have been waiting close to 10 years for the Federal Communications Commission to enact rules that would provide some relief to the economic hardship families endure to stay connected to their loved ones who are incarcerated far away from their communities. Chairman Julius Genachowski has the power to move the Wright Petition forward at the FCC but up until now has failed to do so.
Ten years is far too long to continue waiting, which is why in the month of August the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice reached out to our community of prison phone activists and asked them to speak directly to the people who have the power to make the cost of phone calls from prisons more affordable.
In West Virginia, New York and California delegations of prison phone advocates and families of prisoners met with staff from Senator Jay Rockefeller (WV) and Representative Barbara Lee’s office (CA) and Representative Yvette Clarke (NY) as part of a coordinated action to secure letters addressed to FCC Chairman Genachowski.