The likes of JAY-Z and Meek Mill are joining forces to put their money where their mouth is, along with fighting for a good cause.
Being that both gentlemen have personally experienced the injustices of the United States’ legal system, with Meek Mill still being on probation plus recently being released froom jail, the rappers have come together to help envoke change. Teaming with other heavyweights in the business and sports industry, like Michael Rubin and Clara Wu Tsai, the birth of the REFORM Alliance is among us. With its first and main goal to massively changing the parole and probation systems, along with freeing at least 1 million people within the next 5 years, the collective have come together to plege $50 million to get started on the right foot.
At REFORM, we #FightDifferent. Our collective disgust with the current state of the American criminal justice system is creating a powerful, growing alliance that spans different backgrounds, industries and political beliefs. pic.twitter.com/wg1uAZlbJ8
— REFORM ALLIANCE (@REFORM) January 23, 2019
Our goal is simple – Get 1 million people out of the criminal justice system. After witnessing the injustices that took place with @meekmill – it was a complete wake up call. It’s time to change a broken system starting TODAY. Proud to be on this team! #Reform #FightDifferent pic.twitter.com/1ZqRYJjP9L
— Michael Rubin (@MichaelGRubin) January 23, 2019
To aid them, activist Van Jones has been brought on as CEO of REFORM Alliance. Looking to get started right away, it’s only up from here as many lives are soon to be affected by REFORM Alliance’s mission.