Steve Cohen is in the news, and it’s not for calling Tea Partiers racist.
The American Bar Association (ABA) has presented Congressman Steve Cohen with its Day Award for his work in funding the Legal Services Corporation, a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance to low-income families who cannot afford to hire an attorney.
The ABA also recognized him for addressing racial and ethnic disparities in the federal criminal justice system.
ABA President Carolyn B. Mann called him “a noted fighter for civil rights and justice for all Americans”.
His work on H.R. 1412, The Justice Integrity Act was also mentioned.
The Justice Integrity Act would, “address the racial disparities of the criminal justice system by establishing advisory committees that will study the disparities and recommend ways to make the justice system fairer for all.”
Also of note, this article from the Commercial Appeal noting his work on a bill to increase awareness on the parallels of drop-out rates and incarceration.
Congratulations on the award Rep. Cohen, and good luck in the campaign.