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USA: Alicia Keys Aims To End Mass Incarceration With Campaign & Petition

Alicia Keys has always used her celebrity status to make a better world.

Along with her Keep A Child Alive foundation, Keys is now adding the fight to end mass incarceration to her list of causes.

Along with prison reform group #Cut50, Keys aims to cut the number of people behind bars in half within the next ten years. In a new video, Keys calls on those in political power to make some changes, including drug rehabilitation programs and programs to help ex-convicts after release.

“We as a country, we sell ourselves as the land of the free, except that we have more people in jail than the whole western world combined,” she says in the video.

In a statement to People magazine, she explains, “Too many families – and our communities – are being destroyed by mass incarceration. We need policy reforms that can keep people out of prison who don’t need to be there, and ensure that our justice system helps to heal communities, families and individuals.”

In a statement to People magazine, she explains, “Too many families – and our communities – are being destroyed by mass incarceration. We need policy reforms that can keep people out of prison who don’t need to be there, and ensure that our  justice system helps to heal communities, families and individuals.”

Alicia definitely makes things happen! Sign Alicia and #Cut50’s petition here http://weareheremovement.com/justicereformnow.

The campaign, #wearehere 4 #JusticeReformNOW, seeks 1,000,000 signatures to empower the singer and activist to present it before Congress and the White House and urge them to pass meaningful criminal justice reforms.

Keys’s campaign is emboldened by a real sense of urgency, with aims to make these bold moves by the end of the year. In a speech delivered to Capitol Hill earlier this month, the singer emphasized the impact of mass incarceration on women and children.

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another” Charles Dickens

Too many children will go to bed tonight with a parent in jail. Let’s be part of the change.

Sign now: http://weareheremovement.com/justicereformnow

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