Center for American Progress

PRESS CALL: Denver and Kansas City, Missouri, Mayors Discuss Implications of Criminal Justice Reform Bill for Their States
Press Advisory

PRESS CALL: Denver and Kansas City, Missouri, Mayors Discuss Implications of Criminal Justice Reform Bill for Their States

Press Contacts

  • Tanya Arditi
  • Jennifer Molina

Washington, D.C. — To discuss the implications that criminal justice reform efforts and legislative movements have for the residents of Colorado and Missouri—including the most recent introduction of bipartisan language to the Senate criminal justice reform bill—please join Mayor Michael B. Hancock of Denver and Mayor Sly James of Kansas City, Missouri, in a press call on Thursday, June 2, at 2:30 p.m. MST/3:30 p.m. CDT/4:30 p.m. EST. The call will be moderated by Pat Collier IV, Director of Government Affairs at the Center for American Progress. Todd A. Cox, CAP’s Director of Criminal Justice Policy, will join the panel to put the local conversation about Criminal Justice reform in the federal-level context.

Three decades of misguided criminal justice policies have produced tragic consequences for American communities, driving the country’s inequality and poverty. One in three Americans have a criminal record, and nearly half of U.S. children have a parent with a criminal record, which present life-long barriers to opportunity—including employment, education, and housing—for entire families. The current legislation moving through Congress has the potential to increase the public safety of Colorado residents by ending unnecessarily harsh sentences and penalties and by eliminating barriers to opportunities for those with records, affording them and their families a second chance.

To receive dial-in information for the call, please email Jennifer Molina at jmolina@americanprogress.org.

WHEN:
Thursday, June 2, 2016
2:30 p.m. MST/3:30 p.m. CDT/4:30 p.m. EST

WHO:
Moderator:
Pat Collier IV, Director of Government Affairs at the Center for American Progress

Presenters:
Mayor Michael B. Hancock of Denver, Colorado
Mayor Sly James of Kansas City, Missouri
Todd A. Cox, Director of Criminal Justice Policy at the Center for American Progress

For more information, please contact Jennifer Molina at 202.796.9706 or jmolina@americanprogress.org.

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