Kim Kardashian West talks criminal justice at White House

Kim Kardashian West talks criminal justice at White House

Kim Kardashian West returned to the White House on Thursday for the Second Chance Hiring & Re-entry event to give an update on her advocacy in the criminal justice system.

The entrepreneur and beauty mogul announced a new ride-sharing partnership with Lyft that will help formerly incarcerated people receive transportation to and from job interviews.

“It really is such an honor to be here today,” she began her speech in the East Room.

“My whole journey with criminal justice reform started about a year ago when I came to see the president after speaking to Ivanka and Jared who really fought for me to get here and I pled the case of Alice Johnson who the president granted clemency to.”

“And after that I really spent so much time going to different prisons because I really had no connection to anybody on the inside and really just felt like for me, I’m at the place in my life that I wanted to make a difference and just wanted to do the right thing, but I didn’t know how or what to do or even really what was going on.”

“These people want to work,” she explained “We have a ride-share partnership where formerly incarcerated people will be gifted gift cards so that they can get rides to and from job interviews, to and from jobs, family members, and that is so important, so needed.”


106.9 The Q

June 14th, 2019

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