Exodus Foundation.org Beckons Support from U.S. Congress to Reform U.S. Prison System-Public Rally Planned for March 26, 2015 in Nation's Capital

Top Quote National organization that advocates for at-risk and incarcerated African Americans will hold a public forum and rally as a means to influence Congress and other political leaders to make certain, lasting reforms to the U.S. Prison System. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 07, 2015 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Exodus Foundation.org announced its plan to host a public rally in the Nation's Capital in an effort to garner support from Congress for a Sense of the House Resolution, a bill that establishes the will of the Congress to move forward on something. This type of bill is introduced like other bills that become law, and is being prepared by Exodus Foundation.org and its advisors. The initiative is calling on Congress to reform the U.S. Prison System through the implementation of a Restorative Justice program in order to dramatically reduce racial disparities, reduce recidivism rates, reduce mass incarceration and save taxpayers' dollars. A congressional luncheon symposium organized by Dr. Madeline McClenney, founder of Exodus Foundation.org, is slated for Thursday, March 26 from 12:00-1:30 pm in Washington, D.C. A rally is currently being planned and scheduled from 12:00-7:00 p.m., and details can be found on their Facebook page. The events are open to the media and the public. Space at the symposium is limited and can be reserved at dc ( @ ) exodusfoundation dot org dot

    "The symposium will educate and inform participants about H.R.1000 crime prevention, and a crime prevention resolution and jobs bill," said Dr. Madeline McClenney. "The public needs to be aware of successful, evidence-based re-entry programs nationwide that promote the general welfare of returning citizens, and the effectiveness of juvenile and adult mentoring programs," she said. "The Campaign for Commutations and Pardons championed by Exodus Foundation.org and its partners, which is aimed at reducing recidivism and strengthening families, and restorative justice as an alternative to criminal justice are also primary talking points. This event is designed to make solutions the focus of our dialogue and the actions needed to restore our national community," McClenney stated.

    To garner colossal support for the initiative, Exodus Foundation.org has published a proclamation petition currently available on their Facebook page through Change.org. where they are seeking 1,000,000 signatures. A panel of high-profile political and civic leaders is expected to attend the historical event, and will address the public in an effort to support Congressional action. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Clarence Newsome, President of the National Underground Railroad Freedome Center; Dr. Christine Warnke, Hogan Lovells; Michael McBride, National Director of PICO; and Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad, Howard University Sociology Dept. Additional leaders will be announced soon.

    LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD, SIGN THE PETITION TODAY! To learn more about the Reform the U.S. Prison System Congressional symposium and rally, log onto www.ExodusFoundation.org. For the latest updates and details follow ( @ ) redseacrossings, or contact Jennifer Colter, SRT & Associates, at jcolter ( @ ) srileythomas dot com or call (323) 379-4472.

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