Special Guest Carol Chodroff
Carol was the original lead drafter of the Youth PROMISE Act for Congressman Bobby Scott, and she is the one who came up with the bill’s name (Youth Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education). She was the lead attorney for the bill in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2009 – 2012, and she helped secure 235 bipartisan co-sponsors in the House, and 16 bipartisan co-sponsors in the Senate in the 111th Congress. She has given presentations about the bill before Congress and on panels and at conference all over the country, and she remains passionate about and active on behalf of the legislation to this day. She is determined to see this bill one day signed into law!
Join us for updates, Q&A. We will also hear reports from Action Teams around the country as well as discuss this month’s big action. We will be writing letters to our Senators in support of Youth PROMISE Act. Our monthly action sheet with instructions can be downloaded here.