URGENT: Mississippi legislators need to hear from you. Urge them to finish the work they started and override the Governor’s veto of SB 2123 TODAY in order to safely reduce the prison population and save people behind bars from the threat of coronavirus! Use the call and email script below to take action today:
This is [your name] from [your city], and my zipcode is [your zipcode]. I’m calling today to ask that you vote to override Gov. Tate Reeves’ veto of SB 2123. Now more than ever, you must address Mississippi’s incarceration crisis.
Mississippi has failed to adequately address its incarceration crisis for decades. Mississippi’s dangerously high prison population has led to a situation so dire that the Trump Administration’s Department of Justice has launched an investigation of the state’s prison system, and COVID-19 is spreading rapidly behind bars. The state legislature passed a critical parole reform bill to safely reduce the state’s dangerously high prison population, but the Governor vetoed the bill. Now we need you to help ensure SB 2123 becomes law. SB 2123 is a common-sense, incremental bill that was thoughtfully developed, deliberated, and championed by legislators on both sides of the aisle. The legislation was endorsed by conservative organizations across Mississippi and the country. Please finish the work you started and override Gov. Reeves’ veto of SB2123 today.