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Ivette Alé

Co-Founder

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Ivette Alé is a queer, Latinx grassroots organizer and advocate leading abolitionist in California. Their history growing up in Southern California as an undocumented person and as the child of an incarcerated person, continues to inform their activism. As the Statewide Co-Coordinator for Californians United for a Responsible Budget and Campaign Coordinator for JusticeLA, Ivette led the coalition to historic victories, including ending LA County’s $3.5 billion jail expansion plan in 2019, the adoption of Los Angeles County's groundbreaking Alternatives to Incarceration roadmap and the passing of Measure J in 2020.

They currently serve as Senior Policy Lead for Dignity and Power Now and Co-Founder of La Defensa. Ivette also serves as an LA County Commissioner on the Gender Responsive Advisory Committee and the Public Safety Realignment Team. Ivette is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Political Science, a Women’s Policy Institute Fellow and a UCLA Law Fellow.

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A project of Tides Advocacy, our organization is leading a movement to decarcerate the largest jail population in the United States: the LA County jail system, by reducing the power and scope of the judiciary, law enforcement and the legal injustice system. We do this by fighting for a fair and transparent pretrial process, State and local budgets that reflect our values, life-affirming alternatives to incarceration, and judicial accountability.

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