All of Us or None is a grassroots civil and human rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly- and currently- incarcerated people and their families. They are fighting against the discrimination that people face every day because of arrest or conviction history. The goal of All of Us or None is to strengthen the voices of people most affected by mass incarceration and the growth of the prison-industrial complex. Through their grassroots organizing, they are building a powerful political movement to win full restoration of human and civil rights. Learn more about them by watching their videos Locked Up, Locked Out and Enough is Enough, or check out their newspaper.
Visit these pages to find out about the issues they have worked on:
- AOUON Membership – Join them as they organize local chapters across the country.
- Freedom School – This is a leadership development series for formerly-incarcerated people and family members of people impacted by incarceration.
- Ban the Box – This campaign calls for removing the question and check box, “Have you been convicted by a court?” from applications for employment, housing, public benefits, insurance, loans and other services.
- Voting Rights for All – They focus on voter education and voter registration so formerly incarcerated people and people in jail will know what their voting rights are.
- Clean Slate – They work with legal advocates and service providers to aid people with certain criminal conviction records to get those records dismissed and to apply for pardons and certificates of rehabilitation.
- Response to Realignment – In response to changes in California’s criminal justice policies over the past few years, aka “Realignment,” they organize campaigns to stop jail expansion and support alternative proposals and visions for public safety.
- Oppose Gang Injunctions and Gang Databases – In Oakland, All of Us or None worked with other community organizations to win modifications in current injunctions and a moratorium against any new injunctions.
- Support for Lifer Families & People in Solitary Confinement – All of Us or None has held informational town halls for Lifer families struggling for the release of their loved ones on parole. All of Us or None is also part of a statewide coalition that supports the people in Secure Housing Units (SHUs) in prisons around the state.
- The Annual Community Giveback – Each December AOUON members in the SF Bay Area organize this festive holiday event to present brand new bicycles and stuffed toys to children who have parent’s who are locked up in CA prisons.