Moran becomes ninth GOP Senator to cosponsor bill equalizing sentences for crack, powder cocaine
Moran joins Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Rand Paul (R-Ken.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vert.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Ark.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Alex Padilla (D-Cali.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) as cosponsors of the legislation.
“As someone who has served time behind bars for a drug crime, I don’t take my second chance for granted—or the God-given opportunities I have to work for a more restorative, effective justice system,” said Jermaine Wilson, Kansas-based Regional Director of Prison Fellowship. “I am deeply grateful Senator Moran listened to my voice and will be joining this coalition to hold men and women accountable the right way and build trust between communities and law enforcement.”
The Network said the EQUAL Act has been endorsed by leading law enforcement organizations, including the National District Attorneys Association, the Major Cities Chiefs Association, and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys; some of America’s most influential conservative groups – including Americans for Tax Reform, Americans for Prosperity, Faith and Freedom Coalition, FreedomWorks, ALEC Action, Prison Fellowship, the Due Process Institute, R Street Institute, and Taxpayers Protection Alliance.