Archive for December, 2015

How Will We Grow Together in 2016?

December 31, 2015

Dear Supporter, Thanks for growing with us at CURB this year. Together we’re growing a future for our whole state, with services and support that all people need to thrive. This year we helped change the law to allow more alternatives to incarceration. Next year will be a big one for CURB as we continue […]

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A Year of Collective Success…

December 29, 2015

Dear Supporter, The power of our coalition comes from how incredible, unique, and dedicated our member organizations are. So today we wanted to celebrate the relationships that make our work possible. And highlight the success that the CURB coalition has experienced. We know this would not be possible without each of our members and individuals like […]

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Happy Holidays, Supporter!

December 23, 2015

Thank you for all of your support in 2015! Peace and love, Diana Zuñiga and Lizzie Buchen Co-Coordinators, Californians United for a Responsible Budget  

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Recording and resources for our webinar: A mental health jail is an oxymoron

December 21, 2015

Thank you to those of were able to join us for our December 10th Webinar, “A Mental Health Jail is an Oxymoron: Alternatives to imprisonment and policing for people with mental illness.” Did you miss the webinar, or want to see it again? You can watch the recording of the entire webinar here. To learn more, […]

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Victory in SF, now on to the rest of the state!

December 17, 2015

Dear Supporter, This week, we experienced a monumental victory in our long and difficult fight against jail expansion in California: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected the city’s proposed new jail!  The CURB coalition has worked tirelessly to stop the new San Francisco jail since early 2013, when we first discovered the sheriff’s secret […]

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We did it! San Francisco said NO to the new jail!

December 16, 2015

Dear supporter, Yesterday was a historic moment in our long and difficult fight against jail expansion in California: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reject the new jail!  Since 2013, the people of San Francisco have been standing up to the City’s proposal to build a new jail and fortify its reliance […]

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There’s no such thing as a “good” prison

December 16, 2015

Dear Supporter, Years ago, when I was a volunteer in San Quentin, I was told that it was one of the “good” prisons. It’s close to urban areas, flooded with volunteers, and frequently visited by celebrities. But then I met a prisoner named Ivan. Ivan was in and out of prison in the 80s and […]

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We are stronger than ever in our fight against the SF jail!

December 14, 2015

Supporter, We are so close to stopping the new jail in San Francisco!  Today, San Francisco Supervisors David Campos, Jane Kim, John Avalos, and Board President London Breed stood united in their unequivocal opposition to a new jail in San Francisco. “We are not going to support a stand alone prison to continue to lock up African […]

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Breaking the Silence

December 11, 2015

Dear Supporter, Earlier this year, Dignity and Power Now collaborated with CURB on a report called “Breaking the Silence: Civil and Human Rights Violations Resulting from Medical Neglect and Abuse of Women of Color in Los Angeles County Jails”. As the fight heats up against the women’s jail, we wanted to invite you to learn more […]

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Together, we can stop the SF jail!

December 8, 2015

Dear Supporter, Last week, the five of us were arrested as we shut down a San Francisco Board of Supervisors hearing and demanded they vote NO on the proposed new jail. Along with a hundred of our comrades chanting in powerful solidarity, we turned the hearing over to the people for more than two hours. […]

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