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Out For Justice is an ex-offender, member led organization that promotes policy reform of policies that adversely affect the ex-offender re-entering into society successfully. Out For Justice strives to change the perception of the ex-offender by promoting the 3 Es, education, empowerment, and engagement. Out For Justice educates the community and its member base on the legislative process. We empower ex-offenders by urging them to use the legislative process to lead the change they want to see. Community members are engaged by OFJ members by supporting ex-offender friendly legislation and participating in OFJ sponsored community events.
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Unlock the Vote
House Bill 980- Election Law-Voting Rights-Ex Felons​- Vetoed by the Governor​
Out For Justice, a member of the Unlock the Vote Coalition, will be working to override the Governor's veto. If you would like to help, please contact Diamonte Brown at or 443-422-8884.

Out For Justice Monthly Membership Meeting

If you are interested in learning more about Out For Justice or becoming a member, please attend our monthly membership meeting every 4th Wednesday.

When: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Where: 4 E. University Parkway Baltimore, MD 21218
Who: All Out For Justice members and anyone else that wants to come
Why: To get the involved in criminal justice reform!​​​

​​If you can't make it but you want to call in, dial:
Conference Call Line Number: (712) 432-1500
Code: 267847#​​​

Ex Felon Voting Rights Override Vote

On this Wednesday, January 20 at 10am, 2016 the Maryland General Assembly will vote to override the Governor's veto of the Ex Felon Voting Rights Bill (Senate Bill 340/House Bill 980). Please come to get firsthand knowledge on how your legislator will vote on this bill. You will not be able to testify but you will be able to observe. If you are an ex-offender and you need transportation, please call Out For Justice at 443-422-8884.

While we are awaiting the vote, please do the following:

1.Ask your colleagues, friends, and family to contact targeted Delegates (below); and

2.Write organizational letters of support to Speaker Busch and Senate President Miller.

Please let us know if you can do either of two requests below, which must go out ASAP so legislators hear from your members and leaders by January 19th. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact:

Diamonte Brown-


#1 Contact Targeted Delegates:

We are asking organizations with Maryland members that have local leaders and members in the following four targeted districts call and urge their elected delegate to support the veto override of the restoration of rights bill, SB340/HB980. Calls should be made to your members by January 19th. I’ve attached a sample phone script that folks can use for these targeted calls.

Montgomery Co. (District 39)
Anne Arundel Co. (District 32)

Delegate Charles Barkley (D)
800-492-7122 ext. 3001 (Free in MD) or 410-841-3001

Delegate Pamela Beidle (D)
800-492-7122 ext. 3370 or 410-841-3370
Delegate Mark S. Chang (D)
800-492-3511 ext. 3511 or 410-841-3511

Delegate Theodore Sophocleus (D)
800-492-7122 ext. 3372 or 410-841-3372

#2: National and grasstops support to Speaker Busch & Senate President Miller:

We are asking for organization leaders both in Maryland and nationally to call or send a letter to Speaker Busch and also Senate President Miller thanking them for their leadership in passing the restoration of voting rights legislation last spring and urging them to override Governor Hogan’s veto at the start of session. They need to hear from supportive leaders that they think it is important for the Speaker to whip the votes to get this legislation passed over the Governor’s veto.The letter should be sent by January 19th.