Formerly Incarcerated Peoples’ Advocacy Day


Our friends at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) and All of Us or None are organizing an Advocacy Day in Sacramento! Here is their call to action:

“Formerly-incarcerated people, family members, and community leaders have organized a statewide advocacy day in Sacramento, which we named Quest for Democracy. This year will be the 4th Annual Quest for Democracy Day (Q4DD). We gather to show support or opposition for pending legislation that affects the lives of people impacted by incarceration. We also take this space to assert ourselves as leaders, experts, and contributing members of our communities in a place where we are normally invisible and silenced.
 This advocacy day is an opportunity for formerly-incarcerated people, our families, and allies to talk directly with legislators about the issues that concern us most. To prepare for the day, we have scheduled grassroots policy trainings, to introduce people to the legislative process and to learn to present our stories and concerns effectively. In the Bay Area, these trainings will be held at the offices of CURYJ (Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice), 2289 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94606:
Thursday, April 28th, 5-8 pm
Saturday, April 30th, 1-5 pm
Saturday, May 7th, 1-5 pm
(for information about policy trainings in Southern California, please call Vonya Quarles 562-618-3940)
We are asking all social justice organizations, particularly those with members who have been incarcerated, to join us on May 9, 2016.
Please register for this event so we know how many people will be attending. Registration is FREE:
Transportation and food will be provided. For information, please call 415-625-7051 or 415-625-7042

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