MICHAEL BENNETT
“THIS IS BIGGER THAN A SPORT. IT’S ABOUT BRINGING OPPORTUNITIES TO PEOPLE, GIVING PEOPLE EQUALITY.”

THE CAMPAIGNS

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POLICE VIOLENCE

With the advent of camera phones, excessive and sometimes lethal force against Black Americans is being documented and presented to the public in new and horrifying ways.
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THE ECONOMY

In 2009, America was facing the worst recession since the Great Depression. Today, young people and their families are still have an extremely difficult time finding jobs.
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GUN SAFETY

The human toll of gun violence is immeasurable. Every single day, 34 people are murdered in the US. That equates to 33,000 lives that are claimed every year because of gun violence.
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LGBTQ & EQUAL RIGHTS

In 2015, the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land in all 50 states. But targeted violence and the ongoing fight over transgender rights has proved that the battle is far from over.
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EDUCATION

With more than a quarter of students failing to graduate high school and less than 25% being ready to attend a college or university, education is one of the foremost civil rights issues of our time.
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CLIMATE CHANGE

When the US withdraw from the Paris Agreement, America officially ceded its global leadership on climate change. To confront climate change, we must do everything in our power to tackle this pressing issue.
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IMMIGRATION

Today, 11 million undocumented immigrants have no pathway to citizenship. Reforming this system would reduce the federal deficit by $897B over 20 years and create 3 million jobs by 2024.
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MASS INCARCERATION

With 1 in every 4 adults having a criminal record and prison, jail and immigrant prison costs skyrocketing, mass incarceration has become mainstream. Today, there are more jails in the U.S. than colleges and universities.
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Athletes for Impact

In 2016, leaders in sports, entertainment and activism came together to launch Athletes for Impact, an inclusive network of influential athletes United to drive change.

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