Alice Marie Johnson: Trump granted me clemency, giving me a second chance. Others deserve the same.

A year ago, I was sitting in a federal prison in Alabama as a nonviolent offender, hoping that my prayers for mercy from a life sentence would be heard. This weekend, I will speak at a conference in Palm Springs, California, organized by the Seminar Network. Founded by Charles Koch, the group of philanthropists works to remove barriers preventing people from realizing their full potential.

Koch network: We’re rejecting partisanship in favor of problem solving

James Davis is executive vice president of Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, and a senior adviser to Americans for Prosperity, The Libre Initiative and Concerned Veterans for America, organizations and initiatives within the Seminar Network, often referred to as the “Koch network.” The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. View more opinion at CNN. CNN Opinion …

Uniting People to Achieve Landmark Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform at the Federal Level

On Dec. 21, President Donald Trump signed into law the FIRST STEP Act, which improves rehabilitation and re-entry opportunities for thousands of incarcerated men and women. Yet the landmark criminal justice reform bill had a difficult path to the president’s desk, despite an unprecedented amount of bipartisan support. The Seminar Network has been a long-time …

Stand Together Foundation and Former NFL Star Deion Sanders Surprise Shoppers to Launch New “Make It Count” Anti-Poverty Initiative

Stand Together Foundation and Deion Sanders are partnering on a new campaign to fight poverty, launching their “Make It Count” campaign in Frisco, Texas on Friday. The initiative asks shoppers to donate their Black Friday savings to help fight poverty. Sanders showed up to surprise shoppers who agreed to give on the spot. Stand Together …

Uniting Lawmakers from Both Parties to Advance Policies that Help People Improve Their Lives

NBC News and The Raleigh News & Observer have shined a spotlight on the strategic emphasis of various organizations within The Seminar Network, who are working with lawmakers from both parties to advance policies that will address long-standing barriers holding people back. NBC reported on Americans for Prosperity’s bipartisan Thanksgiving mail and digital ad campaign …