Second Chances: Press Conference & Community Rally in Lansing

Proposed bill brings second chances to thousands of Michigan residents.

Senator Chang is the sponsor behind the Second Look bill package (House Bills 4556 – 4560 and Senate Bills 321 – 325) that offers second chances for individuals serving long prison sentences in Michigan. When passed, the bill would allow incarcerated persons to apply for a reduced sentence after serving a minimum of ten years.

What: Rally for 2nd Look legislation
When: Wednesday, April 19. Rally at 8:30am, Press conference at 9am, legislative lit drops at 10am.
Where: Michigan State Capitol, 100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933 — new location.
How to RSVP: Visit to RSVP

Organizations Collaborate to Support Bill Endorsement.

Senator Chang’s Second Look Bill has united support of many organizations across the state of Michigan that agree on second chances. Together, they’ve organized and contributed to championing this bill alongside our Senator. Supporting organizations include:

  • American Friends Service Committee Michigan Criminal Justice Program
  • The Sentencing Project
  • Safe and Just Michigan
  • State Appellate Defenders Office
  • Detroit Justice Center
  • Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
  • Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration
  • Nation Outside,
  • Citizens for Prison Reform
  • New ERA
  • Michigan Justice Advocacy
  • Interfaith Counsel for Peace & Justice
  • The Adolescent Redemption Project
  • Voting Access for All
  • and more…

A Day of Community Action

You’re invited for a day of action as community members join together from all across the state on Wednesday April 19th in Lansing Michigan in support of Senator Chang’s Second Look Bill. Together we’ll meet on the capitol steps at 8:30 AM with our support signage in hand. Then, at 9am the press conference we will have a press conference to announce the bill. After the press conference, those that have volunteered will meet to pass out informative packets to our legislatures.

To sign up for volunteering to pass out informative packets, and/or to RSVP – please use button below.

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