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Conner Kerrigan

Conner Kerrigan

Conner Kerrigan is a communications professional and criminal justice reform advocate. Originally from Chicago, he spent several years working for the North Lawndale Employment Network to find employment opportunities for returning citizens.

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Don’t use shame to convince people to get vaccinated | Opinion

By: - August 31, 2021

In the fall of 2020, I was infuriated to see then-Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rushing to seat Justice Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court just 35 days before the 2020 election. After all, he was the one who refused to even hold hearings on Merrick Garland, a moderate choice by any measure, because the […]

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Missouri: Don’t vote to legalize marijuana without including automatic expungement

By: - June 21, 2021

Almost half of all individuals who are released from jail or prison in Missouri will be reincarcerated, according to the most recent data. In Illinois, where I used to work with people when they came out of incarceration, the numbers are similar. There’s a familiar fable we tell ourselves: when someone is released from prison, […]