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      October 22, 2019

      Tuesday  12:30 PM

      5801 South Ellis Avenue
      Chicago, Illinois 60637

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      Fellow Heather McGhee “An Unlikely First Step: Working Across the Aisle for Criminal Justice Reform” (Guest: Louis Reed)

      How did criminal sentencing reform make its way through the “legislative graveyard” of Mitch McConnell’s Senate and onto President Trump’s desk? What did Van Jones, the Koch Brothers and Kim Kardashian have to do with it? Which compromises were cut and what did advocates along the spectrum think about the tradeoffs? We’ll learn about the unusual bi-partisan campaign to win The First Step Act of 2018 from one of the key strategists at #Cut50, the organization founded by Van Jones with the goal of dramatically reducing the prison population in America.  Special Guest: Louis Reed, National Organizer for #Cut50 This seminar is part of IOP Pritzker Fellow Heather McGhee's series, “Progressives on the Front Lines: Moving Big Ideas into the Mainstream & into Law." This seminar is open to students only and off the record. Registration is required. However, seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis; capacity in the IOP Living Room is 45. Doors will open 30 minutes before the event begins. Any unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes before the event begins. Please arrive early to claim your seat. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket order on Eventbrite so others may register. This venue is physically accessible and has gender-neutral restrooms. Please contact the Institute of Politics at politics@uchicago.edu or 773-834-4671 with any questions or accommodation requests. To add this event to your calendar. Click "Add to my calendar" and choose among the options (Outlook, Google, iCal, Yahoo).

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