Fellow for the People’s Coalition for Safety and Freedom
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Kamau Butcher, Fellow for the People’s Coalition for Safety and Freedom, coordinates the People’s Coalition for Safety and Freedom, a campaign to dismantle the 1994 Crime Bill and replace it with legislation collectively imagined and drafted via a national popular education and policymaking forum series. Immediately prior to joining PolicyLink, Kamau worked as a staff attorney with Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A’s group housing unit, representing tenant associations fighting harassment and displacement in Brooklyn. Previously, Kamau served as policy organizer with Bronx Defenders, where he co-founded the Bronx Defenders Organizing Project. Kamau holds a JD from City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Law from the University of Southern California. Outside of movement work, Kamau enjoys reading fantasy novels, playing basketball, and biking around Brooklyn.