Lee, House Democratic Policy Committee to talk cash bail reforms during Thursday virtual hearing

HARRISBURG, March 16 – State Rep. Summer Lee, D-Allegheny, will host a virtual House Democratic Policy Committee hearing this week where the impacts of cash bail will be discussed with experts including those personally impacted by the practice.  

The hearing will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 18. To view, the media and public can tune in to www.pahouse.com/policycommittee or the committee’s Facebook page -- @PADemPolicy. Media inquiries may be submitted via email to policy@pahouse.net.

Lee will be joined by committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro and Democratic Policy Committee members to discuss why cash bail reforms are necessary, how they have been harmful to communities and to learn consider more effective alternatives.