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This Week's Action

Jan 8, 2011 | by Nation Inside Team

With your support the Community Restoration Campaign is rolling forward and now has a bill, SB796, in front of the Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee.

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We can move SB796 forward and change the lives of thousands of people in Virginia’s prisons, while reuniting families. We have to work together to keep the pressure on.

Last week we worked the halls of the capitol. Now we need to flood the phone lines of key members who can move our bill forward.

Here is a short script to read each committee member when they answer the phone. Leaving a message is fine. Call anytime. Flood their answering machines!!!

Hello, I want to speak (or leave a message) to/for Sen.________

My name is ___ , I’m calling from _____, VA, and I wanted to share my support for SB796. I want the state to be financially responsible in how we handle corrections and our judicial system. SB796 will support common sense criminal justice policy, while making sure that those who are returning to our communities from prison have a better chance of being successful and contributing as taxpayers. Please vote in favor of SB796.

Here are the folks we want to reach out to. Pick a few to call or call all of them.
Sen. Emmett Hanger @ 804/698-7524
Sen. Jill Vogel @ 804/698-7527
Sen. Ryan McDougle @ 804/698-7504
Sen. William M. Stanley, Jr. @ 804/698-7519;
Sen. Frank Wagner @ 804/698-7507
Sen. Toddy Puller @ 804/698-7536
Sen. George Barker @ 804/698-7539
Sen. Jeff McWaters @ 757/965-3700
Sen. John Miller  @ 757-595-1100
Sen. Richard Stuart @ 804/698-7528
Sen. Patsy Ticer @ 804/698-7530
Sen. Ralph S. Northam @ 804/698-7506
Sen. Mark Herring @ 804/698-7533

Please fill out this quick online survey to let us know who you called. Thanks.

We can do this!

-Community Restoration Campaign Team

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