Decarcerate Alameda County is a growing coalition of organizations and community members joining together to demand that Alameda County free people from Santa Rita Jail, divest from incarceration & policing, and invest in community health.
Visit our Platform page to learn more about our political framework and focus.
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We are broad coalition of grassroots community and social justice organizations that have united to get people free from Santa Rita Jail and reinvest taxpayer dollars into life-affirming resources. Below are the organizations involved:
If you are representing an organization who would like to join the Coalition, please fill out this form.
Cynthia Nunes, Organizer
Cynthia was born in Hayward as the daughter of a Mexican immigrant and a Bay Area native. Cynthia brings to her advocacy work her lived experience of having tragically lost her cousin at the hands of Hayward Police in 2018. As Decarcerate Alameda County’s (DAC) full-time Organizer, she oversees the organization’s plans to reduce the incarcerated population in Santa Rita Jail and Alameda County Sheriff’s budget.
Prior to joining DAC, Cynthia was a founding member of the Hayward Community Coalition (HayCocoa), where she currently serves as the Chair of HayCoCoa’s Committee to Defund the Hayward Police Department. Cynthia is committed to healing and restorative justice with a focus on building community. She hopes to use her passion for justice and her own lived experiences to build a strong community across Alameda County that will work together for true safety and healing.