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Common Parters With Global Citizen To Take On Decriminalizing Poverty & Criminal Justice Reform

Common has fallen in line with a short list of rappers that are out here using their platforms to make serious political changes.

According to Billboard, he has partner with Global Citizen to tackle the issue of decriminalizing poverty and pushing criminal justice reform. Common told Billboard,

“I want to bring a practical change in people’s lives. I want to walk down Atlantic Avenue and see someone’s life change because of Global Citizen and the work I’m doing. I want to help the people who are oppressed because of their skin, beliefs, and economics. I’m always in a fight for that.”


Global Citizen and Common have built a solid foundation that dates back to 2015 when the entertainer performed at their Earth Day festival in Washington D.C. with Usher, so it was a no brainer for the two to link up or the cause.

Global Citizen co-founder Hugh Evans said,

“Common has long been a passionate advocate fighting against injustice through art and philanthropy. We are thrilled to be working together to reach our goal of ending extreme poverty by breaking down the criminalization of poverty that exists in overlooked and under-supported communities both in the U.S. and across the globe.”




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