In the video below, Jeff Johnson, Al Sharpton and Ben Jealous discuss an issue that is very dear to me: the problem of mass incarceration in America. As part of our Never Going Back initiative (which we hope you’ll sign up for), our goal is to align 10,000 committed African Americans who are willing to do whatever it takes to make this terrible problem go away.
Sharpton, Jealous and Johnson do a wonderful job of highlighting the significance of this important problem and I am glad they took on that task. They were all part of the Measuring the Movement forum held in New York City recently, with the goal being to create real change in our communities. If we don’t bring home the masses of fathers and mothers who’ve been taken away from their children, our community will be forced to wait decades for the chance to become whole again.