Urge Congress to pass the Mens Rea Reform Act
I’m writing to urge you to pass the Mens Rea Reform Act. It’s a common sense reform that protects the rights of young Americans disproportionately affected by overcriminalization.
Young adults comprise nearly 40 percent of the federal inmate population. A generation that could be pursuing opportunity is quickly becoming a generation behind bars.
The Mens Rea Reform Act can change that. By requiring the government to prove a federal crime was committed knowingly and willfully, the legislation would ensure no one is locked away for doing something they might not have known was against the law.
It’s impossible to pursue a prosperous future when you aren’t free. Pass the Mens Rea Reform Act to preserve our rights – and our futures – today.
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