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Fighting For A Future: Millennials Tackle Criminal Justice Reform

Young people are on the front lines of advocating for criminal justice reform — but while their activism is often seen, their policy proposals are not always heard.

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Blind Justice: Does The Criminal Justice System Blame Individuals For Group Problems?

Obesity and crime are incredibly similar: when we focus on the individual, all we let ourselves see are the choices, the personal failures, the isolated moments that all combined and led to a negative outcome.

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“We Did The Crime, We Did The Time. Now Let Us Vote”

Disenfranchisement is one more barrier to rehabilitation for people with a criminal record.

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In McKinney, Justice Goes Unserved: Police Brutality Issues Still Pervasive in Texas

As a black woman in America, there are a lot of structural barriers that I’m up against. Still, I will not sit idly by as police brutality tears at my community.

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Tying Up America’s Loose Ends

For those who thought America’s long and torrid affair with indiscriminate lynchings of black people ended with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the recent bout of cases involving lynching threats is an unfortunate reminder that some old habits die hard.

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Pledging To Build A Fair(er) America

The Fair Chance pledge allows businesses and universities to declare their commitment to helping formerly incarcerated individuals readjust to their new lives.

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Fighting For A Future: Lelani Russell

Lelani Russell attended Generation Progress’ criminal justice roundtable in Dallas, Texas this past fall and is a member of Generation Progress’ #Fight4AFuture National Leadership Council.

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Five Minutes With Millennial Advocate Bryanta Maxwell On Wear Orange Day

Bree Maxwell spoke to us about Wear Orange Day, a national day of advocacy where people across the country wear orange to raise awareness about gun violence, and her advocacy work.

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Fighting For A Future: Millennials Tackle Criminal Justice Reform In Dallas, TX

It is clear that young people in Dallas are determined to make progress on criminal justice reform, both from working within the system, and working outside it on the grassroots level.

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Fighting For A Future: Millennials Tackle Criminal Justice Reform In Phoenix, AZ

On November 19, 2015, Generation Progress hosted its third Millennial criminal justice roundtable in Phoenix, AZ.

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Fighting For A Future: Karyna Jaramillo

Living in Phoenix, Arizona, Jaramillo lives at the intersection of queer and immigrant experiences, and so does her work. As a coordinator for the Arizona Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, Jaramillo’s work centers on acceptance and economic security for undocumented LGBTQ people.

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Tackling Justice In Five Minutes

Something strange is happening in America. It is at once the age of fear and of embrace, of defiant political incorrectness and of unapologetic wokeness, of an extreme shift to the right and of a counter-shift to the left. The haves have got more than ever, the have-nots ever less. The Dream so ...

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Fighting For A Future: Millennials Tackle Criminal Justice Reform In Columbia, SC

Columbia was a fitting choice for the first stop on the roundtable tour considering the incidents that catapulted South Carolina to the forefront of the national conversation around criminal justice reform.

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Fighting For A Future: Zakiya Esper

The Fighting For A Future blog series highlights young activists moving the needle on criminal justice reform.

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Not Even Congresswomen Are Safe From Online Harassment

Representative Katherine Clark of Massachusetts has battled swatting and other forms of harassment, especially against women, people of color and the LGBTQ community.

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