Governor Brown – build for our future, don’t incarcerate it!

Dear Supporter,This week at his inaugural address Governor Brown stated, “We are at a crossroads.  With big and important programs now launched and the budget carefully balanced, the challenge is to build for the future, not steal from it.” We agree!  But, we didn’t expect Jerry to say this given that our inside sources are speculating that the budget will continue to funnel billions of dollars into our state prisons.  And, get this, it could include a back-room deal to help cover the price tag of the proposed mega jail in Los Angeles.

We need to show some serious power to keep Governor Brown to his word and prevent any other surprises.

That means we need you, with us in front of his offices across the state at actions this Friday, January 9th after the budget release:

  • Los Angeles:  12:00pm at Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 S. Spring St.
  • San Jose: 10:00am at Sacred Heart Community Services, 1380 South First St.
  • San Bernardino:  11:00am at City Hall, 300 North D St., 92418
  • San Francisco:  12:30am at the State Building, 350 McAllister St.
  • Fresno:  10:00am at 2550 Mariposa Mall

Last year, our budget advocacy helped secure the release of thousands of people from prison through elder parole, alternative custody, and good time credit expansion.

If you can’t make it, be on the lookout in the coming weeks for next steps to help us keep the pressure on!

Diana Zuñiga
Statewide Organizer
Californians United for a Responsible Budget

P.S. Because of you we raised more than double our year-end fundraising goal, we can’t thank you enough! 

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