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.
This LA Times article discusses AB 45, a bill we are co-sponsoring to end copays in CA state prison and local jails. Initiate Justice Inside Organizer David “Jazz” Brown was interviewed for the story.
Chicago Tribune covers the Voting Restoration and Democracy Act of 2018, which attempted to restore voting rights to all citizens in CA.
IJ co-founders Taina Vargas-Edmond and Richard Edmond-Vargas published this Op-Ed in the Sacramento Bee advocating for people with “Third Strike” sentences to be eligible for parole hearings under Proposition 57.