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Donate to the Southern contingent of the 2024 March and Rally for the Freedom of Women and Girls. While advocates across the country have called for the end of mass incarceration, that rallying cry often ignores the startling rise in the caging of women and girls. 

A decade ago, the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls marched on Washington, bringing together hundreds of women and girls who had experienced firsthand the torture and devastation wrought on their families by mass incarceration. These women and girls - who had been incarcerated or had suffered as a mother, sister, or daughter was incarcerated - were brought together by one message: Free Her Now. 

Ten years later, more women and girls are incarcerated than ever before. Today, that number is six times higher than it was in 1980. Mothers are being separated from their children and grandchildren, daughters cannot care for aging parents, and families experience catastrophic loss - of loved ones, housing, jobs, and security. 

And so we must march again. On April 24, 2024, the National Council and other organizations that represent criminalized women and girls will once again descend on the nation’s capital to demand the end of incarceration of women and girls; the restoration of rights for women returning from prisons and jails, including the right to vote; comprehensive and need-specific access to reentry services, including supportive and transitional housing; the support of pregnant women facing criminalization and the reimagining of communities as places of care and support. 

In donating to the FreeHer 2024 March and Rally you will provide financial support for women and girls from the South to attend the march and rally and have their voices heard. All donations will go to the costs of transportation and lodging for formerly incarcerated and directly impacted women and girls. We hope that you will stand with us as we say once again: FreeHer, FreeHer Now. 

Women in the South have organized for the liberation of women and girls. Successes have included: 

  • Shut a jail in Atlanta

  • Gained status of a protected class for people with convictions in Atlanta 

  • Restored the vote to hundreds of thousands of people with felony convictions in Florida and Louisiana 

  • Banned no knock warrants in Louisville, Kentucky 

  •  Bailed out hundreds of women and girls across the South 

  • Led successful Ban The Box Campaigns against employment discrimination for persons with arrests and convictions 

  • Passed the Georgia Dignity Act of 2019


We ask today for you to support our goal of sending 160 women and girls from the 16 Southern states to the Free Her march. We represent: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

To meet these goals, the Southern delegation urges your support in one or more of the following ways: 

● A one-time donation of $13 to signify the ending the exemption that allows for unpaid, forced labor in prisons; 

● A monthly donation of $13 dollars; 

● Sponsor one woman//girl’s travel and lodging to the march in D.C. for $1,300

● Sponsor a state contingent for $13,000.

Protect Black Mamas

Tell Lawmakers to Vote NO on Wealth Based Detention!

As we witness the progression of Senate Bill 63  in the legislative process, a bill that recently passed the Georgia Senate on a 31-21 vote and will now advance to the House for more debate , we urge you to take immediate action. This bill represents a significant setback in our collective pursuit of justice and equality and some senators say the bill targets Georgia's most vulnerable. 


We stand at a crucial crossroads in our fight for justice and equality. Senate Bill 63 represents a critical point in the pursuit of justice and equality. It proposes expanding wealth-based detention, a policy that essentially criminalizes poverty by detaining individuals who can't afford bail. This undermines the principles of a fair and equitable society by tying freedom to financial capability, counteracting efforts to ensure fair treatment under the law for all, regardless of economic status.

"What cash bail does is make it about whether you can pay money, right? It's basically, if you don't have enough money, then you can't keep your liberty again before you're convicted of a crime," says Sen. Josh McLaurin.


Barred Business, led by Justice Impacted people, deeply understands the importance of fair bail access. We actively lead the Black Mother's Day Bail Out, a significant initiative that facilitates the release of black mothers from jail in time for Mother's Day.

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Our Campaigns and Programs 

The Protected Campaign

A broad campaign to add formerly incarcerated people to the list of legally protected classes in Atlanta and the creation of a Protected Class Network with groups in other cities that organize to pass such ordinances.


Participatory Defense Hub

The Metro Atlanta Participatory Defense Hub for a community organizing model that advocates for people facing charges and their families


Black Mamas Bail Out

An annual event with the National Bail Out Collective to bail out Black mamas and provide post-release support in  Georgia


Digital Skills Training

Virtual trainings and in-person workshops for formerly incarcerated people that focus on digital skills that can help them get a job or start a business


Atlanta Reinvestment Campaign

A local invest/divest initiative to get the City Council to move funds to support a building that would house justice-impacted folks and provide the support and resources for them to transition successfully into the larger community

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S.T.A.B.L.E Program

The only residential gender-responsive, LGBTQIA+-positive re-entry program in Georgia designed specifically by and for previously incarcerated Black women

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Small Business Relief Funds

A mutual aid program for formerly incarcerated small business owners unable to access government funding

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Justice-Impacted Black Voter Power

Outreach to the Atlanta formerly incarcerated community, canvassing training, and voter registration and mobilization



  • Bail Support

  • Voter Registration

  • Participatory Defense

  • Job Placement

  • Financial Literacy

  • Financial Wellness

  • Work Force Development

  • Reclamation Skill Share

  • Art Therapy

  • Mental Health Support

  • Support Group

  • Women's Support Group

  • Civic Education

  • Leadership Development



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