The celebration of Meek Mill continues as the rapper gets yet another honor, this time in Atlanta. The rapper has taken on a personal task of lending his voice and resources to the fight for criminal justice and prison reform, and these efforts have gained him recognition across the country. His hometown of Philadelphia recently honored him with his own “Meek Mill Weekend,” Houston gave him his own day, and just last weekend Connecticut gave the rapper his own day and key to the city.
The ATL’s City Council President Felicia A. Moore and Councilman Cleta Winslow followed suit and publicly declared today, March 25, 2019, Meek Mill Day. He was also bestowed Atlanta’s highest honor, the Phoenix Award which is “issued to individuals who have made significant contributions to the local community, and are celebrating a major milestone.”
Meek has steadily been vocal when it comes to social justice issues and created REFORM Alliance with Jay Z, businessman Michael Rubin, Van Jones, Robert Kraft, and many others. The focus of the organization is to combat against outdated laws and policies throughout the justice system in order to create a more balanced institution that benefits all.
“The mission of the REFORM Alliance is to dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system – starting with probation and parole,” the REFORM website states. “To win, we will leverage our considerable resources to change laws, policies, hearts and minds.”