Stories of the First Step Act

These four stories highlight individuals that have worked hard while inside the prison walls and, with a little support, have quickly gotten back on their feet and are making positive contributions to society now that they are home.


 

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Green For All's Response to the Green New Deal Resolution

Green For All Green New DealWashington, DC — Today, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced a resolution that would move the federal government toward a massive mobilization of resources to achieve 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030, a guaranteed living-wage job for anybody who needs one, and a just transition for both workers and frontline communities. In response, Dream Corps and Green For All issued the following statements:

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Opening doors of opportunity in the field of social justice

Shaped by growing up in Oakland, California during the 1980s — the city’s crack years, she says — Vien Truong has dedicated her career to fundamentally ending poverty.

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Adversaries to Allies: The First Step Act

We will work with anybody and against anybody to get people out of prison and improve the justice system. Watch this video about the unlikely alliance of Van Jones and Mark Holden, Koch Industries, on criminal justice reform and their efforts to pass the FIRST STEP Act.

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Tea Time with Vien Truong and Tamyra Walker

Dream Corps President Vien Truong visits with Tamyra Walker from our #YesWeCode team.

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Profile: Louis Reed @cut50

“1 3 9 5 9 0 1 4." Louis L. Reed has never forgotten his federal prison number and like a tattoo, it’s a permanent reminder of his survival and eventual redemption.

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President Vien Truong on Mother Jones Podcast

“I think the problem historically has been, especially for us, that we thought somebody else was gonna be our heroes and come in and save the day. It turns out, no one is ever going to do that. It’s time for us to lead,” says @viendetta on @MoJoPodcast: apple.co/2RherTS

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What is the Dream Corps?

Dream Corps President Vien Truong talks about who we are, what we've done, and what we're planning to do next.

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Dream Corps President Vien Truong Statement on Super Bowl HalfTime

We are thankful to Travis Scott for joining us in supporting families who are struggling to survive and communities who have been left behind.

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NFL LAUNCHES INSPIRE CHANGE, FURTHER ADVANCING NATIONAL CONVERSATION, PROGRESS ON SOCIAL JUSTICE

The National Football League today announced the launch of the Inspire Change platform, showcasing the collaborative efforts of players, owners and the league to create positive change in communities across the country.

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Coding Corps Alumni Spotlight: Kelvin Lightner

#YesWeCodeKelvin Lightner is a #YesWeCode Coding Corps 2017 alum. After attending the University of California, Berkeley and earning undergraduate degrees in legal studies and economics, Kelvin became a consultant at Deloitte.

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#cut50 Co-Founders Van Jones and Jessica Jackson Statement On Signing of the First Step Act into Law

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#cut50 co-founders Van Jones and Jessica Jackson attended a ceremony at the White House during which President Trump signed the First Step Act into law.

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