AOUON Newspaper

All of Us or None is an organizing movement started by people who have been in prison in order to challenge the pervasive discrimination that formerly incarcerated people, people in prison, and our family members face. Our goal is to strengthen the voices of people most affected by mass incarceration and the growth of the prison industrial complex. Through our grassroots organizing, we will build a powerful political movement to win full restoration of our human and civil rights.

The Modern Civil Rights Movement is Here

April 2020 (Vol. 1)

Inside this issue... The INjustice system, Our Stories, and Chapter Highlights

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A Cunning Past: How America Betrayed Democracy

May 2020 (Vol. 2)

It’s becoming a common trope: Haven’t we fought this battle already? Our nation was founded on the belief that you only pay into a system if you receive representation in return. Yet it has only been recently that some states have considered amending laws that keep millions of citizens disenfranchised because of their conviction history.

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Involuntary Servitude: Life as Civilly Dead

June 2020 (Vol. 3)

It reveals itself in prison fire brigades, the replacement of a name with a number, and the plantation fields of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a.k.a. Angola. It is slavery by other names -- “mass incarceration” or “prison labor” -- and it is an intentional continuation of America’s shameful past.

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5 Years, 1,988 Names...

July 2020 (Vol. 4)

5 Years, 1,988 Names, ZERO Accountability Black Men, Women Killed by Law Enforcement

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The Devil’s Deal: Plea Bargaining and the De Facto Sixth Amendment

August 2020 (Vol. 5)

The 6th Amendment of the United States grants each person the right to trial. Since the invention of the plea bargain, however, individuals who choose to exercise that right are, more often than not, severely penalized for doing so. This month’s feature looks at the vast discrepancies between what prosecutors and judges say cases are worth when they offer a plea and the time they dole out if a case is taken to trial.

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Democracy’s Missing Voices

September 2020 (Vol. 6)

The backbone of the campaign for voting rights is the stories of the directly impacted. As our California chapters push for the passage of Proposition 17, which would restore voting rights to 50,000 parolees if it wins a majority vote in the November election, we’ve asked our membership to share their stories. We hope you will read them and be moved to push for change in your community.

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