The following information was obtained from the F.A.M.M (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) hotline, (703) 685-6860. F.A.M.M. can be reached at (202) 457-5790.
(202) 225-5614 Washington
(518) 587-9800 New York
Rep. Hughes (D-NJ), has proposed an amendment which would equalize sentencing for crack cocaine and powder cocaine. Currently, sentences for crack (used mainly by blacks) are longer than sentences for powder cocaine (used mainly by whites).
To support these two amendments, you can call the members of the Rules Committee, listed below. In particular, you can call the Rules Committee chairman, John Moakley (D-MA). His numbers are:
(202) 225-8273 (Washington), and (617) 565-2920 (Massachusetts).
Also please call your own representative, and ask him or her to support these amendments, (and add that you would prefer that he or she oppose the Crime Bill as a whole). Note that my last email before this one contains several other amendments worth supporting or opposing, including the Watt amendment to strike the drug-trafficking death penalties from the legislation, the Frank amendments, to exempt marijuana from those penalties, and to remove non-violent drug offenses from qualifying for the "Three-Strikes You're Out" legislation, the Washington amendment, to eliminate mandatory minimum sentencing (support all these), and the Solomon amendments, which increase various marijuana penalties (oppose these).
Committee member State Phone Fax
* Rep. Joe Moakley, Chair MA (202)225-8273 (202)225-3984 Rep. Butler Derrick SC (202)225-5301 (202)225-5383 Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson CA (202)225-5911 (202)225-0092 Rep. Martin Frost TX (202)225-3605 (202)225-4951 Rep. David E. Bonior MI (202)225-2106 (202)226-1169 Rep. Tony P. Hall OH (202)225-6465 (202)225-6766 Rep. Alan Wheat MO (202)225-4535 (202)225-5990 Rep. Bart Gordon TN (202)225-4231 (202)225-6887 Rep. Louise M. Slaughter NY (202)225-3615 (202)225-7822 * Rep. Gerald Solomon NY (202)225-5614 (202)225-6234 Rep. James H. Quillen TN (202)225-6356 (202)225-7812 Rep. David Dreier CA (202)225-2305 (202)225-4745 Rep. Porter J. Goss FL (202)225-2536 (202)225-6820
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