Building on decades of voting rights work begun in 2003 as All of Us or None, formerly incarcerated & convicted people campaigned over the past three years to restore voting rights to 50,000 Californians on felony parole, culminating in the passage of Prop 17.
From the first All of Us or None meetings in Oakland in 2003, to the passage of Amendment 4 in Florida restoring voting rights to 1.4 million people with felony convictions, we have struggled with few resources and against the assumption that people directly impacted by the criminal legal system could organize and lead meaningful campaigns. As our new report clearly documents: not only do we need a seat at the table, we need to set the agenda and center our voices in the work. Nothing about us without us.
LSPC and All of Us or None are proud to have worked with the other organizations in the Leadership Council of the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Families Movement, as well as the Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color and the National Employment Law Program, to create this new Ban the Box / Fair Chance Hiring toolkit for philanthropic organizations.