The Roc Nation rappers have joined forces with Patriots owner Robert Kraft, 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, Nets co-owner Clara Wu Tsai and more. The new group is called the Reform Alliance. CNN host Van Jones will serve as CEO, and Meek and Rubin will be co-chairs.
Meek called creating the Reform Alliance “one of the most important things I’ve ever done in my life... If you thought my case was unfair, there are millions of others dealing with worse situations and caught up in the system without committing crimes. With this alliance, we want to change outdated laws, give people hope and reform a system that’s stacked against us.”
Jay-Z added, “If someone commits a crime, they should go to jail, but these things are disproportionate and the whole world knows it. It’s a humane issue.”