Allison Lee

2018 Program Assistant, Domestic Policy

Allison Lee

Allison Lee was a FCNL Young Fellow from 2018-2019. She worked alongside José Woss on criminal justice reform, campaign finance reform (election integrity), and police militarization. Her primary responsibilities included lobbying members of Congress, writing policy updates, and conducting legislative research. She has always been very passionate about dismantling systems that promote racial disparities.

Allison was born and raised in central Florida. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Bethune-Cookman University, where she was active in Student Government Association, NAACP, and various other organizations that allowed her to serve both her student body and her local community. Prior to joining FCNL, Allison interned at the New York State Supreme Court under Justice Laura Visitacion-Lewis and the Law Office of Kareem Vessup, where she assisted with civil rights cases.

When she’s not working or studying, Allison enjoys reading, brunch, watching movies, and spending an excessive amount of time on twitter.

Articles by Allison Lee

Background Bill Analysis: The Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) Act 

Analysis of the REAL Act

The REAL Act (H.R.2168 /S.1074) can lift the ban that keeps the incarcerated and the formerly incarcerated from reaching their full potential.

Background The For the People Act  

Bill Analysis of H.R. 1

On the second day of the 116th Congress, the new House Democratic introduced a major piece of legislation to address election integrity. The bill’s main components focus on voting and election laws, campaign finance, and ethics.

Update The First Step Act Passed: What’s in it? 

The FIRST STEP Act (S. 756) is similar to the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, a bill FCNL has supported for a number of years. It will bring more fairness to our criminal justice system through the reductions of mandatory minimum sentencing, and will aid reentry through recidivism reduction programs.

Update Criminal Justice Reform in the 116th Congress 

With Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives, and the passage of several major criminal justice reform ballot initiatives, the future looks bright for comprehensive criminal justice reform.

Update Mass Incarceration, Deportation and Hispanic Heritage Month  

During Hispanic Heritage month we celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Update The Prison Strike - What It Means 

Prisoners conducted a national strike to call attention to the conditions in prisons from Aug. 21 to Sept. 9.

Update Stop Shackling Mothers and Start Improving Prisons 

The U.S. incarcerates more of its people than any other country in the world. Increasingly, women are making up the fastest growing demographic behind bars.