Just as this Clinic operates in both Los Angeles and Long Beach, there are 2 chapters of AOUON in LA County: AOUON-LA and AOUON-LB. AOUON-LA is much older and has more members. And this round of Ban the Box campaign started in LA months earlier. Yet, with a smaller membership and less history, AOUON-LB is somehow managing to move the campaign faster than AOUON-LA. There's nothing like a little friendly competition! Here are Ban the Box outreach flyers (in English and Spanish) for AOUON-LB.
Back in 2006, All of Us or None-Los Angeles (AOUON-LA) introduced Ban the Box in Southern California, which passed in Carson and Compton--but not in Los Angeles City or County. At the end of last year, AOUON-LA members got together and came up with what turned out to be the most comprehensive and progressive version of Ban the Box anywhere in the nation to date. It's that version that AOUON-LA and AOUON-Long Beach (AOUON-LB) are now pushing.
In support, this clinic started collecting letters from individual clients who've experienced discrimination based on their criminal record. We ask that you support Ban the Box in Southern California by writing a letter yourself and asking your friends/family to write one too. Here's a sample letter with instructions.