May 9: Quest for Democracy Day 2016

Multi-generational role play from advocacy training at Quest for Democracy Day 2015

Multi-generational role play from advocacy training at Quest for Democracy Day 2015

Every spring, Formerly Incarcerated People, their families, friends, allies & comrades are ALL invited to join our Annual Formerly Incarcerated People’s Quest For Democracy Advocacy Day at the California State Capital! The day also provides an opportunity for all other people of good will to come out and support formerly incarcerated people in our fight for inclusion, and our determination to speak in our own voice.  We will make our voices heard on bills that directly relate to our capacity to thrive as human beings.

Quest for Democracy Advocacy Day helps formerly incarcerated people speak truth to power, regain our dignity, and make our communities a better place for all people. Afterwards we coordinate follow-up and relationship-building between training participants and legislators/staff.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

If you are driving yourself or a group, there are several paid parking garages & lots nearby (Expect about $20 for the day).

If you need a ride, we are organizing ride-shares from across California as well as buses from certain locations:

Riverside bus: 3657 Lemon St. (Corner of Mission & Lemon) at 12 Noon on Sunday May 8th
Contact: Terrance Stewart (310) 579-1296 or

Los Angeles bus: 9512 South Central Ave La (A New Way of Life office) at 12 Noon on Sunday May 8th
Contact: Amber Rose  (323) 563-3575 or

SF Bay Area bus: Fruitvale Bart station at 7am on Monday May 9th
Contact: Manuel La Fontaine (415) 255-7036 x328 or

Stockton bus: 338 Market street (Fathers & Families of San Joaquin office) at 7:15am Monday May 9th.
Contact: Eduardo Crabbe (209) 941-0701 or

Buses will leave Sacramento at 4pm & return to original point of departure.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, as are legislative information & advocacy training.  Please leave weapons, alcohol, & all negativity at home. Bring comfortable shoes, your voice, & your passion to organize & advocate for current- & formerly incarcerated people & our families!

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Alex Berliner (415) 255-7042 or
Manuel La Fontaine (415) 255-7036 x328 or
Amir Varick Amma (415) 361-4692 or

Sacramento – 10th & L Streets, Sacramento, CA 95814 – View Map
Q4D 2015_whole group

Whole group at end of Quest for Democracy Day 2015

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