Across the Aisle Launch | A bipartisan conversation on Criminal Justice Reform
The Across the Aisle series aims to bring together government leaders from different political parties who are collaborating on a common cause
Launch of Across the Aisle
Tuesday, July 14, 2015: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Kennedy Caucus Room, Washington, DC
The Institute launched its second public programming series, Across the Aisle, partnering with the Coalition for Public Safety to discuss criminal justice reform. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) participated in the discussion moderated by Bill Keller, Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project.
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