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The Atlantic: Voting Rights Coverage
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The Atlantic: Voting Rights Coverage

The Atlantic quoted Board Member Rahsaan Thomas and Executive Director Taina Vargas-Edmond to discuss Initiate Justice's efforts to restore voting rights to people in prison and on parole in California.

The Sac Bee: ACA 6 Coverage
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The Sac Bee: ACA 6 Coverage

Op-Ed in the Sacramento Bee, by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and former Alameda County Chief of Probation David Muhammad, supporting ACA 6. They talk about our Director of Inside Organizing and co-founder, Richard Edmond-Vargas, as someone making big contributions to our community who is denied the right to vote while on parole.

LA Daily News: SB 1437 Coverage
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LA Daily News: SB 1437 Coverage

Op-Ed by our Executive Director, Taina Vargas-Edmond, calling on Jackie Lacey to stop blocking SB 1437 re-sentencing in Los Angeles. Initiate Justice was one of many organizations that fought hard to pass SB 1437 in 2018. Yet, many DAs across the state, like Jackie Lacey, were fighting to keep people in prison for murders they did not commit.

Release: “Democracy Needs Everyone” Report
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Release: “Democracy Needs Everyone” Report

Initiate Justice Releases its “Democracy Needs Everyone” Report sharing the policy ideas and priorities of 1,085 of our members and organizers who were in prison or on parole and did not have the right to vote in California.

Rosenberg Foundation: Institute of Impacted Leaders
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Rosenberg Foundation: Institute of Impacted Leaders

Initiate Justice Executive Director Taina Vargas-Edmond was named a 2019-2021 Leading Edge Fellow by the Rosenberg Foundation to launch the Institute of Impacted Leaders, a comprehensive organizing training program mobilizing people impacted incarceration to become policy and reform leaders.