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Who: #cut50, a program of Dream Corps, is a national bipartisan effort to safely and smartly cut the number of people behind bars and give people coming home chances to rebuild their lives and contribute to their communities. We build unlikely alliances that bridge the political divide and bring people together to advance solutions that redefine justice and equity.

What: The Day of Empathy is an annual, national day of action to generate empathy on a massive scale for millions of Americans impacted by the criminal justice system. In partnership with our 50 state network of criminal justice reform organizations, we aim to: 

  • build empathy in our elected officials — governors, state legislators, and other policymakers — to take action on criminal justice reform; 
  • humanize and uplift the stories of those who have been impacted by the criminal justice system through personal interactions with lawmakers to demonstrate the impact that policy has on the lives of the impacted people, their spouses, their children, their parents, and their friends, crime survivors, and their communities.

When: Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Where: Organizations across the country, in all 50 states and in the District of Columbia, will activate for a single day of action to spotlight their statewide and local efforts to highlight the urgency of criminal justice reform. Click here to find an event near you!

Why: Without empathy, we cannot achieve meaningful policy changes in criminal justice reform that keep our communities safe, our families whole, and our economy strong. 

How: We have teamed up with storytellers, media industry insiders, technology leaders, and policy experts with direct access to leaders in the U.S. Congress, the White House, criminal justice activists, major news outlets, and technology pioneers.

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For more information on the National Day of Empathy, please visit our website and stay updated on our #DayOfEmpathy campaign on Facebook and Twitter. If you have any other questions or want to get involved in our work, please contact us at [email protected]