Mark Your Calendars: Newton Discusses Criminal Justice Reform on October 17

Great news! Our Strong Returns Massachusetts State Captains, Harry Breault and June Sass — who are high school students in Newton, Massachusetts — have successfully organized a tremendous event about prison reform happening in just two weeks.

Earlier this year, Harry and June approached their local Newton Democrats and Newton Republicans and challenged them to co-sponsor a bi-partisan discussion about prison reform. The two groups agreed and shortly thereafter, prominent Massachusetts Democrat Michael Dukakis and prominent Massachusetts Republican Sheriff Frank Cousins, Jr. — both inspired by Harry and June’s commitment to making bipartisan prison reform a reality in Massachusetts — have signed on to headline.  If you are in Newton, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 17 from 2-4 PM, you won’t want to miss this.  Head over to the First Baptist Church of Newton (at 848 Beacon St, Newton Centre, MA 02459) and witness how political change starts: when neighbors at a local level go outside their political comfort zones to reach across the aisle and start a conversation about how to solve a major public problem.

To attend, come by the First Baptist Church of Newton on Saturday, October 17 from 2:00-4:00 pm.

To learn how to throw your own bipartisan prison reform event in your town, contact and we will put you in touch with Harry and June to learn from those who have made it happen.