District Voters Overwhelmingly Support Revised Criminal Code Act

The Revised Criminal Code Act of 2021 (RCCA), legislation that would update nearly all the District’s criminal code provisions, is making its way through the DC Council. The bill establishes proportionality and consistency in sentencing while modernizing outdated parts of our code. DC Justice Lab and FWD.us commissioned HIT Strategies to conduct a poll on the subject, finding that 83% of District voters support the bill after being given a three-sentence description. 79% are more likely to support a candidate who would vote for the RCCA. An overwhelming majority of voters—across races and ages, genders, and Wards in the District—support this legislation and its individual provisions

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