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JLUSA leader Candice Bailey speaks on the trial of officers charged in the death of Elijah McClain

By JLUSA

September 22, 2023

“Everything that you see has been a direct result of the protests,” said Candice Bailey (Leading with Conviction™ 2023), who organized and led many.

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SBA’s Proposed Amendments Increase Economic Mobility for Justice-Impacted Americans

By Zach Ruppel

September 19, 2023

Last week the Small Business Administration (SBA) published a number of long-overdue proposed amendments.

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John Koufos on why Republicans should support bail reform

By JLUSA

September 17, 2023

JLUSA leader John Koufos (Leading with Conviction™ 2017) wrote recently in The Washington Times on bail reform.

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JLUSA leader Khalif Ali: “Candidates Need To Give Black Men A Tangible Reason To Vote”

By JLUSA

September 14, 2023

JustLeadershipUSA leader Khalif Ali (Leading with Conviction™ 2020) shared his perspective recently in the Bucks County Beacon.

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Returning to Prison — As a Teacher

By David Garlock, Prison Journalism Project

September 13, 2023

JLUSA leader David Garlock (Leading with Conviction™ 2019) wrote recently about his experience for the Prison Journalism Project.

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JLUSA board member Ashish Prashar on “The Radical Power of Second Chances”

By Ashish Prashar

September 12, 2023

Prashar spoke recently at TEDx Culver City in California on “Mind the Gap: The Radical Power of Second Chances.” Watch the video and read his speech.

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Washington state’s “New Hope Act” paves the way for Rep. Tarra Simmons and others to clear criminal records

By JLUSA

September 11, 2023

JLUSA leader Tarra Simmons (Leading with Conviction™ 2018) recently had convictions vacated from her record under a new state law.

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DeAnna Hoskins says: “Your lived experience is your expertise”

By JLUSA

September 7, 2023

JustLeadershipUSA President/CEO DeAnna Hoskins recently sat down for an interview with the “How to Talk to [High Achievers] About Anything” podcast.

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Dawn Harrington says felony disenfranchisement voter suppression in Tennessee is only getting worse

By JLUSA

August 30, 2023

JLUSA leader Dawn Harrington (Leading with Conviction™ 2017) has co-authored an op-ed on the latest attacks on voting rights in Tennessee.

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America Doesn’t Need Public Mugshots of Donald Trump or Anyone for That Matter

By JLUSA

August 24, 2023

Khalil Cumberbatch (Leading with Conviction™ 2015) makes the case for other states to follow New York in revising policies regarding mugshots.

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FDA’s proposed menthol ban will expand the “War on Drugs”

By JLUSA

August 23, 2023

Diane Goldstein writes, “If the ban is enacted, make no mistake: Black and Latinx communities will bear the brunt of associated law enforcement.”

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Brittany Lovely calls for voting rights to be restored to formerly incarcerated people

By JLUSA

August 21, 2023

Brittany Lovely (Leading with Conviction™ 2022) calls for voting rights to be restored to formerly incarcerated people