Hello, my name is ____________ and I live in [state the name of your town].
I’m calling today, because I’m concerned about the expansion of the prison system.
Right now, the state is spending over $400 million to build two prisons in Montgomery County, and the Department of Corrections is asking for an additional $68 million in the 2013-2014 budget even while the prison population is decreasing.
I am asking [Representative or Senator] __________ to do three things:
- Refuse to pass any budget with increased DOC funding as long as the Department continues to waste taxpayer money on unnecessary new prisons;
- Cancel the prison construction in Montgomery County;
- Enact legislation instituting a moratorium on new prison construction.
As a constituent, I want [Representative or Senator] ________ to know that I do not support expanding the prison system and I believe in a Pennsylvania that builds communities, not prisons.
Can you make sure the s/he gets that message?
[Remember to thank the secretary or staff member for their time]
You can look up the phone numbers for your representatives and legislators here: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/index.cfm?CFID=43890108&CFTOKEN=91624898
Feel free to email us at decarceratePA@gmail.com and let us know what kind of response you get. Thanks so much for calling!