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ACLU to launch major political, advocacy campaign in 2016 for sentencing reform

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Frustrated by political gridlock on Capitol Hill, the American Civil Liberties Union is mounting an ambitious campaign to boost its effectiveness starting with a political advocacy program for 2016 and beyond. With $80 million in commitments, both promised and collected, for a 501(c)(4) tax exempt organization, ACLU officials have retained veteran Democratic operative Karin Johanson as its newly established national political director. Currently the campaign manager for the Coalition to Stop Fast Track — which opposes “secretive negotiations” of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership…

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