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Senate Committee to Hold Crack-Powder Cocaine Hearing Wednesday

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on the disparity of the crack/powder cocaine sentencing laws. You will be able to watch it live, online. Sentencing Law and Policy has more here.

The witnesses include Miami Police Chief John Timoney, who will be arguing the stiffer penalties for crack are unjust.

In the "personal story" segment, Cedric Parker will be testifying for FAMM about his sister and the impact of unjust federal crack cocaine sentences on their family.

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Crack-Powder Cocaine Action Alert Day

Today is the National Call-In Day for the "Crack the Disparity" National Month of Advocacy, a month-long coordinated push to eliminate the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine. Help flood Congress with calls. Call your federal lawmakers today and tell them that it is time to end the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine.

Tell your elected officials that the current law:

  • overstates the relative danger of crack cocaine to powder cocaine;
  • contributes to the growth of our prison population, increasing the financial burden on taxpayers;
  • disproportionately affects African Americans; and
  • uses limited federal resources on low-level street dealers rather than on the major drug traffickers.

Follow this link or visit here to get talking points and contact information for your federal senators and representative.

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