Meek Mill, Jay Z, Van Jones Join Forces for New Criminal Justice Reform Organization
Meek Mill has created a super-group of power players to advocate for criminal justice reform. It was recently announced that Meek, along with RocNation CEO Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, and CNN analyst Van Jones will be spearheading the movement with their new organization, Reform Alliance.
Also members of the organization are Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, Brooklyn Nets co-owner Clara Wu Tsai, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Meek and crew have contributed over $50 million for the cause, and met at John Jay College in New York for the organization’s presentation press conference. Michael Rubin noted that he’s been educated about the flaws of the criminal justice system through Meek’s 5-month-long probation nightmare. He said:
“[Meek Mill has] taught me so much about a world that I didn’t understand at all, about the great injustices that are going on.”
Robert Kraft added:
“I’d never been to jail before. Going there and seeing [Meek Mill], I didn’t sleep the rest of the night when I got home — I was thinking how out of touch someone like myself is with what’s really going on.”
Meek Mill stated the intention of Reform Alliance:
“…to speak for the people who don’t have a voice.”
Meek Mill visited Power 105.1’s “Breakfast Club” last month in promotion of his latest album, “Championships.” Watch Meek speak about criminal justice reform below.
Written by Miata Shanay