Upcoming Event

2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum

October 25-27, 2019
Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina

Leading America. Now.

Our mission is to educate and empower local communities to create innovative and practical solutions to problems in the criminal justice system using an approach that is bipartisan and includes all relevant stakeholders. We are the only nationwide coalition of black professionals with both Republican and Democratic members focused on criminal justice reform. By building bipartisan relationships and hosting solution focused conversations, we are uniquely positioned to be a convener for criminal justice reform.

Just Announced!

Confirmed Speakers for the 2019
Second Step Presidential Justice Forum!

Joe Biden

Former Vice President

Julian Castro

Secretary

Cory Booker

Senator

Elizabeth Warren

Senator

Pete Buttigieg

Mayor

Kamala Harris

Senator

Amy Klobuchar

Senator

Travel to Columbia

Frequently Asked Questions

2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum

A Bipartisan Forum of Presidential Candidates
Exclusively Focused on the Future of Criminal
Justice Reform After the First Step Act

CO-HOSTS
Columbia Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin
National Black Police Association
African American Mayors Association
National Black Caucus, Local Elected Officials
National Black Caucus of State Legislators

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ICYMI: THE 2015 PRESIDENTIAL JUSTICE FORUM

20/20 Club Founder and Republican Co-Chair Ashley D. Bell provides opening remarks for the 2015 Presidential Justice Forum on November 21, 2015 at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. Bell is a former Hall County Commissioner from Gainesville, Georgia.