Don't Throw DC Under the Crimnibus Week of Action

Start: 2024-01-31 00:00:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: 2024-02-02 18:00:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

This is a virtual event

Last year, Mayor Bowser and Councilmember Pinto, the chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, introduced numerous pieces of legislation that harken back to the racist 1994 federal crime bill and are deeply rooted in punishment and mass incarceration. Now, Pinto and the Mayor have combined these terrible bills into the Secure DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2024, or the “crimnibus”. This is an underhanded tactic to push all the harmful provisions through the Council at once while avoiding any additional hearings that are open to input from the general public.

On Jan 17th, the DC Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety voted in support of the bill, on Jan 23rd the Committee of the Whole followed suit. But this doesn't mean the fight is over!  We still have time to stop the Council from passing the deeply harmful provisions contained in the bill! On Feb 6th, the bill will be voted on at the Council legislative meeting, the first of two votes.

Join us starting Jan 29th for a week of action to urge the Council not to throw DC under the crimnibus!

Each day of the week of action will involve a phone and email zap focusing on one harmful umbrella issue within the crimnibus, and the specific provisions that fall under it. Information about each issue and sample scripts will be sent out every morning.

We will focus on the following issues:
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