Anti-Registry Movement (ARM) is a civil rights movement that began in the struggle against state and federally mandated Sex Offender Registration (SOR) laws that re-punish and persecute formerly convicted and time already served citizens. SOR laws have long since been proven to based on false information and myth that continues to be ignored by those elected to office in state legislatures including the US Congress as well.
Additionally, we have expanded our efforts to focus on the repeal of unfair criminal justice laws that cause a short-circuiting of Due Process procedures in favor of plea deals that avoid trial by jury in a courtroom are usually caused by Mandatory Minimum Sentencing (MMS) laws. Restoring all of the functionality to our Bill of Rights begins with restoring the right to not be overcharged nor over-sentenced by criminal statutes that give too much authority to prosecutors that have been taken away from judges and juries in a court of law.
Most recently, after tremendous independent news reports on the growing numbers of people killed by police in Oregon and across the United States, especially including the vastly disproportionate police killings of Black Americans, is a frightening reminder to all Americans that the need for checks and balances on police activity by independent, properly empowered citizen panels to independently investigate citizen deaths caused by police actions.
Our mission is to bring peoples' initiatives (official voter change-the-law petition signature gathering), public awareness demonstrations, public protests / counter-protests, to repeal misguided laws, and hold public officials accountable as to the best of our abilities in the full defense and protection of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans - Black, Brown, White and all other groups of citizens in Oregon and the United States.
The mission of Anti-Registry Movement is to protect against the politics of blacklisting Registered Citizens (law-abiding, formerly convicted sex offenders) in this era of the growing use of government lists that target innocent citizens. Secondly, we aim to push legislatures to align their politics with that of state and federal constitutions by restoring the Civil Rights of all Citizens as well as work to provide the safest environment possible for all children. We believe that this era of the growth of government lists, whether related to previous criminal convictions or not, is a dangerous political path for any society to allow.