20/20 Leaders of America (“the 20/20 Club” or “20/20”) is a bipartisan group of leading African American mayors, city, county and state officials, prosecutors and defense attorneys, political strategists, community leaders and activists, police chiefs and other law enforcement executives whose mission is to fundamentally change the way in which the American political system addresses criminal justice issues. We work toward this mission by utilizing the “20/20 Approach.”
The 20/20 Approach
We are the only nationwide coalition of black professionals with both Republican and Democratic members focused on criminal justice reform. We have set aside partisan politics and united around this one issue which disproportionately affects the African-American community. We are a new vanguard of leadership focused on practical solutions - not parties - recognizing that bipartisan support is needed to make positive change. By building bipartisan relationships and hosting solution focused conversations, the 20/20 Club is uniquely positioned to be a convener for criminal justice reform. As a collective, we determine what laws, policies and programs result in positive outcomes for communities of color and support those in a bipartisan fashion. Further, each 20/20 Leader is committed to taking no less than five hours per month to dedicate their time, resources and energy to the cause of racial justice. We call this “Stay Alive, Take Five.”
Policy Focus Areas
We have identified six "20/20 Policy Focus Areas" that we believe are the most urgent issues in need of reform: racial profiling, excessive force, police militarization, pretrial detention, sentencing guidelines, and barriers to reentry.