Kim Kardashian-West is doing everything in her power to help those who have just been released from prison find meaningful employment and that includes bridging political divides. Working with the non-partisan group #Cut50, Kim Kardashian-West shared photos from her trip to the White House where she discussed a new partnership with Lyft. In the photos she shared, she included one where she was speaking in the presence of President Donald Trump, another photo where she was seated next to Ivanka Trump, and even a photo of herself sitting on a table along with #Cut50 team leaders Erin Haney and Jessica Jackson. Jessica Jackson is #Cut50’s co-founder and National director.
Kim Kardashian-West is taking a non-traditional approach to getting her law degree, ever since learning about the struggles many people of color face whether they were wrongfully incarcerated, are facing severe sentences, or are struggling after their release. She had direct input with President Trump regarding the First Step Act and she continues to use her voice and power to help wield change.
As the mother of two black sons: Saint West and Psalm West, the issue is one close to her heart.
Speaking about her partnership with Lyft and helping to bring them to the table, Kim Kardashian stated the following.
“I’m proud to partner on this initiative with @Lyft , a company with a history of taking bold action to do what’s right for our community. Thank you for providing ride share credits to formally incarcerated people when they come home.”
You may see Kim Kardashian-West’s full statement as well as the photos she shared below.
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Since the passage of the First Step Act in December, I’ve been speaking with people coming home from prison and learning about the challenges they are facing. While I have been able to offer support to some of the individuals I have met, the obstacles to success are an everyday struggle for thousands and more needs to be done. It was an honor to take part in the announcement that the administration and private sector will be stepping up to create opportunities for these men and women to succeed once home. I’m proud to partner on this initiative with @Lyft , a company with a history of taking bold action to do what’s right for our community. Thank you for providing ride share credits to formally incarcerated people when they come home. If there are any other companies who would like to step up, we would welcome the support. At the moment we have a particular need for cell phones and minutes so that these people can communicate with potential employers and with their loved ones.
Kim also used her Instagram platform as a way of asking other companies to partner up, get involved, and extend their services. She specifically requested that cell phone providers help by offering phones and minutes so newly released inmates will have a way to keep in touch with potential employers.
What do you think of Kim Kardashian West’s efforts and the impact she’s having on creating change and helping those who have recently bee released from prison? Do you support Kim Kardashian’s efforts and are you inspired to get involved?