Meek Mill, Jay-Z, Sixers Owner Join Forces, Pledge $50 Million Toward Criminal Justice Reform Initiative
Philadelphia native Meek Mill joined fellow rapper Jay-Z, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin and a group of criminal justice activists to launch a new organization.
They came together in New York City on Wednesday to announce the launch of an organization that will lobby for changes to state probation and parole laws.
The Reform Alliance will be led by Van Jones, a CNN host and activist who at one point served as an adviser to former President Barack Obama.
Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin said the group is dedicating $50 million to the effort. The alliance leaders also encouraged others to give their time and money to the cause of criminal justice reform with the hope of changing hearts and minds.