Live Free

Our Vision

The Live Free Campaign is a movement of the PICO National Network of faith-based organizations and congregations committed to addressing the causes of pervasive violence and crime in our communities. We believe that the mass criminalization and incarceration of people of color, coupled with the lack of meaningful and quality opportunities, have contributed to a state of crisis in our country.

Live Free is committed to dismantling the mass-criminalization of people of color by mobilizing the faith community to action using the voices of those closest to the pain in order to build communities where all of God’s children can live free.

Our Issues:

Exposing the systemic disparities of the prison industrial complex, standing against gun violence, police brutality, and voter disenfranchisement in communities of color.

Developing campaigns dedicated to changing state and federal policies around mass incarceration, police brutality and gun violence as these issues impact women. Read more about Live Free WOMB.

Our Results:

10257213_757354270962466_8246688318327238746_oFair Chance Act NYC, which Bans the Box on job applications passed into law June 30, 2015.
Prayer, Praise and Peaceful Protest City Hall Rally and Jericho Walk on December 12, 2014 to unite as the faith community to oppose the non-indictment in the Eric Garner murder case and to fight for justice for victims of NYPD brutality and murder.
In coalition with Communities for Police Reform (CPR) to push for the passing of the Know Your Rights Act and solution-based initiatives such as Cop Watch that combat police brutality

Our Partnerships:
Communities for Police Reform (CPR)
Dignity in Schools – NY
Fair Chance NYC