Misguided laws place hurdle after hurdle in front of 70 million people in the U.S. and 8 million Californians living with a past conviction or record. These hurdles limit access to jobs, housing, education and more. When we can’t find work or homes, it undermines the stability of our families and communities and does nothing to make us safer.
For those who have paid their debt to society from a past conviction and just want to rejoin society, #TimeDone offers the chance to join a movement that will remove the barriers to opportunity. The most influential voices are those of people directly impacted. This campaign will advance freedom and success for communities by changing laws and the public understanding of how we are all impacted when we deny family members a pathway to opportunities and redemption.
Join the movement, become a leader to free ourselves and our communities, and be one of the first to get exclusive content and information on an action you can take that will change lives and improve our neighborhoods.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Free Willard "Ali" Birts - Petition
Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 6 and AB 646, the “Free the Vote Act,” would restore voting rights to every person on parole in California. This will require passing an ACA, as well as an Assembly Bill (AB) to put voting rights on the 2020 ballot. Nearly 50,000 people on parole in California are working, paying taxes, and positively contributing to their communities, yet they are unable to vote at any level of government. This system operates as “taxation without representation,” which is antithetical to the founding of this country.
ACA 6 and AB 646 are sponsored by the Free the Vote Coalition, led by Initiate Justice, ACLU of California, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, All of Us or None, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, League of Women Voters of California, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, People Over Profits San Diego, Vote Allies, and White People for Black Lives.
You can help restore voting rights by signing up to be a Free the Vote CA Volunteer: http://bit.ly/FreeTheVoteVolunteer