Gets State Key to Connecticut
3/19/2019 3:39 PM PDT
Meek Mill‘s city-to-city — and now, state-to-state — government recognition tour is rolling over to Connecticut, where he’s receiving a state key for his efforts to reform criminal justice.
Meek is set to perform Tuesday night at the XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, where we’re told Connecticut State Rep. Brandon McGee will give Meek a key to the state … as well as a state-level proclamation declaring March 19, 2019, as “Meek Mill Day” in the Nutmeg State.
We’re told Meek’s getting this honor for the same reasons he’s been getting “Days” all over the country during his current Motivation Tour — namely, his activism to retool the criminal justice system. It also falls just as Connecticut passed some crucial new legislation toward that end.
The state legislature recently passed a bill to restore voting privileges to convicted felons who are on parole. Coincidentally, Meek’s new org, REFORM Alliance, happened to co-sponsor the bill … so his shout-out from the Constitution State is perfectly timed.
Meek’s already gotten honors like this from Houston and his hometown — Philly actually gave him an entire weekend — but Tuesday night’s honor is first on a state level until now.
Championship stuff, for sure.