Sister Helen Prejean is a criminal justice activist and death penalty abolitionist. She is the author of The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, and the founder of the Ministry Against the Death Penalty. For updates and more information about her work, visit her website, sisterhelen.org
Jennifer Granholm is the former Governor of Michigan and the Director of the American Jobs Project at UC Berkeley. She also serves as co-chair of Priorities USA Action, a super PAC that is supporting Hillary Clinton for President in 2016.
Doug Heye was the Deputy Chief of Staff to former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and previously served as RNC Communications Director. He was recently selected as a Fall 2015 fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics.
Lawrence Wilkerson is the former Chief of Staff to General Colin Powell. He is currently a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William & Mary. He served 31 years in the U.S. Army and retired from active service in 1997 as a colonel.
Talib Kweli is an activist and musician whose latest albums are “Fuck the Money,” available on August 17, and “Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases + Beautiful B-Sides.” His organization, The Action Support Committee, commemorated the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death and the riots in Ferguson with a benefit concert in St. Louis, Missouri.
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