Crossing The Political Chasm To Create Positive Change Second Line: Message From The Chairman
Crossing The Political Chasm
To Create Positive Change
For the last decade, our political process has become bound in a binary sense of partisan loyalty, stifling progress on critical legislation that directly impacts the citizens of our country. Surprisingly, one unlikely issue has resonated across the aisle and provided hope that Republicans and Democrats can actually set aside their biases and become change agents for the common good. That issue is criminal justice reform.
Ten years ago, my wife Beverly and I were introduced to the issues of mass incarceration and the troubling epidemic of recidivism that has plagued our country for many years. Like many Americans, we were unaware of these systemic issues that were being perpetuated by a public sentiment of “tough on crime”, introduced decades ago as a response to rising crime rates and the infiltration of drugs into every neighborhood in America.