VOTE is made up of a growing network of formerly incarcerated people and their allies. We are the people who know the trauma of incarceration firsthand. Thus, the first step we take in organizing to fight back is getting together and sharing our experiences. We then use our collective and personal stories to drive the conversation around the necessity of restoring our rights at the local, state and national levels. This is how we pave the path to true criminal justice reform. Learn more.
Simply put, when people feel engaged, connected and supported, they thrive. In other words, we know that restoring the full human and civic rights of those most impacted by the criminal (in)justice system is key to their success. This is the real work of rehabilitation and reentry. Learn more.
VOTE is committed to centering the expertise of formerly incarcerated people in the local, statewide, and national political process. By training members on the legal rights of FIP, parolees and people on probation, we remind them that they not only can change the process, but must. Learn more.