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Molly Greene

Strategy & Legal Director

Molly Greene is The Appeal’s strategy & legal director. She originally joined The Justice Collaborative/The Appeal as a lead strategist and has spent time over the past year as a legal researcher and analyst, editorial writer, and senior editor. Molly has focused her career as an attorney on advocating for government accountability, dismantling systems of oppression, and building platforms to elevate underrepresented communities and individuals. She previously served in director and senior roles at The American Constitution Society and the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission. Before law school, Molly spent five years as a researcher, policy advisor, and community advocate for sustainable food systems domestically and abroad. She received her BA from University of California, Santa Cruz and her JD from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

States Should Make Schools Police-Free

Millions of students go to schools with a constant police presence but no readily available counselors, nurses, psychologists, or social workers. States should remove police from schools and shift that funding to professionals trained to support students.

Prosecutors Need Conviction Integrity Units That Work

Over the past 32 years, more than 2,500 people have been exonerated—many of whom were convicted because of police or prosecutorial misconduct. Prosecutors have a responsibility to meaningfully review claims of innocence and swiftly correct those injustices.

Houston Must Stop Neglecting Its Rising Jail Population

COVID-19 has spread rapidly through the Harris County Jail, increasing the risk of infection and fatality not just in the jail, but the surrounding community. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo must immediately take steps to reduce its jail population.

Cities Should Repeal “Crime-Free” Housing Laws

Many cities have laws that require landlords to kick people out of their homes if the police are called too many times—even if the calls are the result of domestic violence or racial discrimination. Cities need to get rid of these so-called “crime-free” housing laws.

Biden Should Cancel Student Debt

43 million people face difficulties buying homes, starting businesses, completing their education, or supporting their families because of federal student loans that collectively amount to $1.57 trillion of debt. Biden can get rid of it entirely.

States Should Legalize Marijuana

The Point New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently signed a bill making New Jersey the 14th state to legalize marijuana. Other states should follow suit.  Marijuana shouldn’t be used to lock people up or hold people back:  States must ensure that no one is arrested or incarcerated for possessing or selling marijuana. For decades, the […]

America Needs a Civilian Climate Corps

FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps created three million jobs and planted over three billion trees. Biden’s Climate Corps should be even bolder, as we face dire economic and climate crises.