presidential hopefuls took to the stage this past Wednesday, I did too
– albeit to an admittedly smaller stage. I traveled to New Bern, North
Carolina to talk about something that was noticeably absent from the
presidential debate stage that same night:
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stop in New Bern, North Carolina was our sixth on the #EmpathyTour, a
trip we're taking across the country to meet with people directly
impacted by the criminal justice system and listen to their stories.
As presidential candidates debate criminal justice on the national
stage, it’s incredibly important for us to listen to those who these
very reforms would reach and lift up their invaluable
Criminal justice reform isn’t
a tool for winning a debate, because the truth is, nobody wins in a
country that incarcerates more people than any other in the
As a person formerly incarcerated, I
know that we have to work together – elected officials and community
leaders, directly impacted people, neighbors, friends, and family – to
empower ourselves and others to change our very broken criminal
hope you’ll help us spread this message today. If we can move people
to action, they can reinvest back into themselves and their
communities. And only then, do we all win.
working my hardest to bring #EmpathyTour to 14 more states. Can you
make a contribution today to help me get there?