Proposition 17 will restore voting rights to Californians who are already positively contributing to society by paying taxes, working jobs and raising families. Felony disenfranchisement silences 50,000 people in California who have completed their sentence. They deserve to have a say in the future and in the future of their children.
Campaign paid for by Legal Services for Prisoners With Children
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.