Artists for 47 | WHO WE ARE
We are ARTISTS for 47. A coalition of artists that helped the passage of proposition 47, a historic initiative on the 2014 California ballot.
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ARTISTS FOR 47

It’s a simple and common-sense idea, but a powerful one.

Artists played a pivotal role in the passage of Proposition 47, a historic ballot initiative to improve public safety, reduce prison spending and invest hundreds of millions in K-12 schools, victim services, and mental health treatment. Artists for 47 is a coalition of artists that helped raise awareness about the need for Californians to reform its broken justice system by voting Yes on Prop 47.

 

Today, over-incarceration continues to devastate families and communities all across America. In California,taxpayers now spend $9,100 per K-12 student while spending $62,300 per prisoner each year. As a result, California has built 22 prisons and only one UC university in the last 30 years. The fact is that we are wasting costly prison space on petty crimes which takes money away from education, treatment and other social services proven to increase rehabilitation and stop the cycle of crime.

 

Prop. 47 was a huge step in the right direction. It changed the lowest-level crimes, such as simple drug possession and petty theft from felonies, to misdemeanors – and is dedicating the savings to crime prevention. Prop. 47 has paved the way for California and other states across the country to start spending money on what we value most – our children.

GET TO KNOW THE ARTISTS FOR 47

jayzf
Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter

Entrepreneur, Producer, Musician

brad
Brad Pitt

Actor, Producer

legend
John Legend

Singer-songwriter

camerond
Cameron Diaz

Actress

aloe
Aloe Blacc

Singer-songwriter

olivia
Olivia Wilde

Actress, Producer, Director

adriang
Andrian Grenier

Actor, Producer

viola
Viola Davis

Actress

tim
Tim Robbins

Actor, Director, Producer

kimora
Kimora Lee Simmons

Entrepreneur, Model

demi
Demi Moore

Actress

russell
Russell Simmons

Entrepreneur

brand
Russell Brand

Comedian, Actor

kerry
Kerry Washington

Actress

wilmer
Wilmer Valderrama

Actor, Producer

belafonte
Harry Belafonte

Singer-songwriter, Actor, Activist

edward
Edward Norton

Actor

margaret
Margaret Cho

Comedian, Actress, Author

jessie
Jesse Williams

Actor

robin2
Robin Wright

Actress

terry
Terry Crews

Actor

judd
Judd Apatow

Director, Producer, Comedian

sean
Sean “Diddy” Combs

Entrepreneur, Producer, Musician

susan
Susan Sarandon

Actress

marlon
Marlon Wayans

Actor, Producer, Comedian

alyssa
Alyssa Milano

Actress, Producer

larry
Larry David

Actor, Producer, Comedian

rdawson
Rosario Dawson

Actress

omar
Omar Epps

Actor, Producer

ellen
Ellen Pompeo

Actress

wayne
Wayne Kramer

Musician, Producer, Composer

quetzal
Quetzal

Band

kevin2
Kevin Hart

Actor, Comedian

alicia
Alicia Silverstone

Actress, Entrepreneur

moore
Michael Moore

Director, Filmaker

rachel
Rachel Roy

Designer

Sanaa
Sanaa Lathan

Actress

tli
The Last Internationale

Band

danny
Danny Trejo

Actor

jeffery
Jeffery Wright

Actor

tyrese
Tyrese Gibson

Actor, Singer-songwriter

boy
Big Boy

Radio Host

jasiri
Jasiri X

Rapper, Activist

cedric
Cedric the Entertainer

Actor, Comedian

dream
Dream Hampton

Writer, Filmmaker, Social Justice Organizer.

anthony
Anthony Anderson

Actor, Producer

mayaj
Maya Jupiter

Singer-songwriter

charlie
Charlie Murphy

Comedian, Actor

selita
Selita Ebanks

Actress, Model

johnsingleton
 John Singleton

Director, Producer

jaime
Jaime Chung

Actress

lala
La La Anthony
Actress, TV Personality
arsenio
Arsenio Hall

Comedian

debbie
Debbie Allen

Actress, Dancer

ernesto
Ernesto Yerena

Artist

terrance
Terrence Jenkins

Actor, TV Host

mya
Mya

Singer, Actress

deray
 Deray Davis

Comedian, Actor

annalynne
Annalynne McCord

Actress

damien
Damien Wayans

Comedian, Actor

mark
Mark Gonzalez

Poet, Activist

tika
Tika Sumpter

Actress

troy
Troy Carter

Entrepreneur

miked
Mike de la Rocha

Singer-songwriter, Activist

michellew
Michelle Williams

Singer

harper
Harper Simon

Singer-songwriter

sydneytamia
Sydney Tamia Potier

Actress

cafeteras
Las Cafeteras

Band

josefa
Josefa Salinas

Radio Personality

timothy
Timothy Watters

Artist

natalie
Natalie Patterson

Poet

patrick
Patrick Martinez

Visual Artist

kenny
Kenny Hamilton

Entrepreneur, Activist

felli
Feli Fel

DJ, Radio Personality

affion
Affion Crockett

Comedian, Actor

larry
Larry Jackson

Music Entrepreneur

mecca
Mecca

Singer