LIVE FREE is activating faith-based communities to fight systemic inequality using the voices of those closest to the pain in order to build communities where all of God’s children can live free.


The LIVE FREE Campaign is a movement of the PICO National Network of faith-based organizations and congregations committed to addressing the causes of pervasive violence and crime in our communities. We believe that the mass criminalization and incarceration of people of color, coupled with the lack of meaningful and quality opportunities, have contributed to a state of crisis in our country.


LIVE FREE generates momentum for change by organizing a growing base of clergy, youth, mothers and fathers, and the formerly incarcerated and their families and training them in a core set of LIVE FREE principles and strategies. As critical masses of individuals are organized, they move into local, state, and national efforts to advance specific policy changes and violence reduction goals. At the same time, we use civic engagement strategies to increase voting turnout among people of faith and others who are committed to making communities of color safe and prosperous.

We work across the country by equipping PICO affiliates in 19 states to work on these issues by recruiting supporters, spreading key messages, and facilitating participation in nationwide vigils, Sabbaths, and other actions. We also shape debates nationally by partnering with faith allies, policy organizations, and others, and by using PICO’s relationships with national media and federal policymakers.


Live Free National
1918 University Ave, Suite 4A
Berkeley, CA 94704

Phone: 888-550-7426 X725

PICO National
171 Santa Rosa Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610

Phone: 510 655 2801
Fax: 510 655 4816

Network Federation Support
4305 University Ave Suite 530
San Diego, CA 92105

Phone: 619 501 1804

Policy & Communications
110 Maryland Ave., NE Suite 201
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: 202-544-8411


Facebook: facebook.com/LiveFreeCampaignUSA
Twitter: @livefreeus