Tom Morello named ambassador for new ACLU campaign

ABC/Randy HolmesTom Morello will be the ambassador for the ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice.

The initiative aims to reduce the population of people in U.S. jails and prisons by 50 percent, and to “combat racism in the criminal justice system.”

“I am honored to be chosen the ACLU Ambassador for Smart Justice, the first musician in such a post,” Morello says in a statement. “Our justice system is riddled with racial, economic and political injustice and I look forward to working with the ACLU to confront these injustices at every turn.”

Morello and the ACLU will team up again when the Rage Against the Machine guitarist plays a show in Los Angeles on March 23 to celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary.

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In May, Morello will launch his own headlining tour in support of his new solo album The Atlas Underground.

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