Washington, DC — As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vows to bring the FIRST STEP Act to the Senate Floor for a long-awaited vote in the coming days, Right on Crime Signatories, conservative leaders, and grassroots activists will gather to show their support for the bill at a press conference with Sen. Mike Lee, Thursday, Dec. 13 at 2 pm on Capitol Hill.

Conservatives have led the fight for reforms at both the federal and state level.  Legislation in red states like Texas, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Georgia are the foundation for this ‘first step’ at the federal level that prioritizes public safety, reduces recidivism and saves taxpayer dollars.  After a tremendous effort, led by the White and these activist groups, the House and Senate are now working together in a unique way to ensure that the bill passes this year.


Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)

Ken Cuccinelli, Former Virginia Attorney General

Brett Tolman, Former United States Attorney for the District of Utah

Brent Bozell, ForAmerica

Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks

Doug Deason, Deason Foundation

Tim Phillips, Americans for Prosperity

Mark Holden, Freedom Partners

Bernard Kerik, Former New York City Police Commissioner

Kay Cole James, Heritage Foundation

Dr. Kevin Roberts, Texas Public Policy Foundation

James Ackerman, Prison Fellowship

David Safavian, American Conservative Union Foundation

Bishop Harry Jackson, Hope Christian Church

Paula White, White House Evangelical Advisory Board

Other groups represented:  Faith & Freedom Coalition, Americans for Tax Reform, Due Process Institute and others.

Where:            U.S. Capitol Senate Visitors Center (SVC) Room 202

When:            Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:00 pm EST

*This event will be streamed live: https://www.facebook.com/FreedomWorks/

Right on Crime has the support and works to mobilize the voices of more than 90 prominent conservative leaders who have endorsed the principles of conservative criminal justice reform, including former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance, former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

For more information, please contact Kevin McVicker at (703) 739-5920 or [email protected]