15 May 2023

AAN Launches Issue Advocacy Campaign Urging Congress to Support Key Pro-Police Legislation

The six-figure ad campaign will run digitally during National Police Week 2023

American Action Network (AAN) launched a new issue advocacy campaign today to urge Congress to support law enforcement, as the House of Representatives prepares to vote on critical legislation that will protect law enforcement and create tough new penalties for assaulting police officers.

The six-figure digital ad campaign will run nationally during National Police Week 2023 in an effort to build support for the House majority’s legislation to protect law enforcement, as well as in the following districts of liberal Members of Congress who voted in favor of the D.C. criminal code that would’ve lessened penalties for violent criminals in our nation’s capital: PA-17 Chris Deluzio, OH-13 Emilia Sykes, AK-AL Mary Peltola, NM-02 Gabe Vasquez, and VA-07 Abigail Spanberger.

“Nearly 175 liberals in Congress sided with criminals over law enforcement by voting to lessen penalties for violent offenders in Washington,” said AAN President Dan Conston. “Now, Congress has a chance to instead stand up for our men and women in uniform and support new pragmatic legislation that protects law enforcement. Every Member of Congress should vote to back the blue.”

BACKGROUND: 173 Representatives voted against H.J. Res. 26, which nullifies the Revised Criminal Code Act of 2022 enacted by the Council of the District of Columbia. Originally, President Biden signaled that he would veto the House majority’s resolution but later reversed course and signed the resolution into law. The bill would have lowered penalties for violent crimes including: First-degree murder (reduced from Life to a 40-year max sentence), first-degree burglary (reduced from 30-year max to just 4 years), armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, and more.

Courtney Parella

Communications Director