About Us


Watch our video to learn about Grassroots Leadership, our allies, and our work!

At Grassroots Leadership, we believe no one should profit from the imprisonment of human beings. We live in the most incarcerated society in the history of the world. Every day we confront a prison industry that preys on pain because locking people up dehumanizes all of us. 

Mission Statement

Grassroots Leadership works for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation, and criminalization are things of the past.


One day, we envision a safe and healthy city, state and world where people have agency over their lives, and their lives are not interrupted by prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation, and criminalization.

Every day, Grassroots Leadership staff, members, and allies get up to:

  • Build power in communities
  • Change policies and practices of mass incarceration and deportation
  • Transform the narrative of criminalization
  • Build a healthy and solvent organization that allows us to achieve our goals

Grassroots Leadership is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, making your gift eligible for the charitable contribution deduction to the extent allowed by law.