Budget for Humanity

In March 2011, CURB launched the Budget for Humanity Campaign!!  California’s budget crisis provides an urgent opportunity to dramatically shift the state’s funding priorities away from policing and imprisonment and toward education, health care, jobs, and housing. Brown’s budget proposal includes yet another round of devastating cuts to vital programs.  The Budget for Humanity proposes that we can re-unite families, strengthen communities, and save billions of dollars by supporting people coming home from prison and implementing basic changes to parole policy and sentencing laws.

Our Three Main Demands:

  • Stop All Prison and Jail Construction.
  • Reduce Overcrowding and Release our Tax Dollars.
  • Stop the Cuts and Invest in Our Future.

Organizations that endorse the B4H:

ACLU of Southern California

All of Us or None

American Friends Service Committee

A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing)

Berkeley Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution (NEED)

California Coalition for Women Prisoners

California Partnership

California Prison Moratorium Project

Community Justice Network for Youth

Community Works West – Project WHAT!

Critical Resistance – Oakland

Development Services

Dignity In Schools: Golden Gate School of Law Chapter

Dolores Huerta Foundation

Drug Policy Alliance

El Cerrito Democratic Club

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Enlace

Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes

Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes – Bakersfield Chapter

Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes – Long Beach Chapter

Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal

Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace

Iraq Veterans Against the War – San Francisco Chapter

Justice Now

Justice Policy Institute

Juvenile Offenders Committee (JOC) – California Central Women’s Facility

La Raza Centro Legal

Labor/Community Strategy Center

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Prison Activist Resource Center

Prison Policy Initiative

Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles

Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains

RUACH

San Gabriel Valley Progressives

Sentencing Project

Sisters of St. Joseph – Los Angeles

Students for Sensible Drug Policy – National Board of Directors

Students for Sensible Drug Policy – Chapter at Golden Gate University

The Other Death Penalty Project

Time for Change Foundation

Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project

Quaker Friends – Santa Cruz

W. Haywood Burns Institute

Women For Change Foundation, Inc.

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Santa Cruz Branch

Youth Communist League of Southern California

Youth Justice Coalition

Individuals that endorse the B4H:

Darlene Acevedo, Member of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

Cora Allo, Member of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

Max Bell Alper, Organizer with Unite Here Local 2850

Latisha Brown, Member of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

Vanna C. Member of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

Christina Clark, Member of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

M. Concepcion, Justice Now Board Member CCWF

Matthew Courtney, Conservatives for Social Change CMC

S. Day, Central California Women’s Facility

Natalie Demola, Member of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

Katie Diepenbreck, Redwoods Retirement Center

Grace Dyrnen, Vice President of Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace

Ian Ellis, Student at Prescott College

Stephen L. Fiske, Board Member of Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace

Carol Greenberg, San Gabriel Progressives

Kenneth E. Hartman, The Other Death Penalty Project at CSP

Latonya Jenkins, Member of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

Cynthia LaFata, Central California Women’s Facility

Mike Lane, 3 Striker at Salinas Valley State Prison

Diane Lefer

Carol Frances Likins, Member of Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace

Maribel Lopez, Member of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

Rochelle Low

Elizabeth Lozano, Chairperson of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

Anthony Manouros, Member of Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace

Jose Martinez, Pelican Bay SHU – Prison Hunger Strike Solidarity

Niki Martinez, Secretary of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

Christina Marie Munoz, Member of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

James Murphy, Non-violent, Non-Serious Third Striker at Corocoran

Debra Nolette, Central California Women’s Facility

Daniel Olmos

Nilda Palacios, Member of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

Jessica Marissa Ponce, Central California Women’s Facility

Shirley Marie Pope, Central California Women’s Facility

Diana Martin

Sara Misquez, Member of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

Amy Preasmyer, Public Relations for Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

Armand Ramirez, San Gabriel Progressives

Reina Reyes, Member of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

Julia W. Ross

Ricky Ross

Cristine Ruiz, San Gabriel Progressives

Sonia Sanchez

Bernard L. Smith, Chief Investment Officer Prime Peoples Party, INC. CSP-SAC

Tracy Stillwater, Nurse

Judith Tannenbaum

Seferina Torres, Member of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

Scott Tudehope, Retired Teacher and Amnesty International Member

James Vargas

Taina Vargas

Yolanda Vargas

Monica Vasquez, Member of Juvenile Offenders Committee CCWF

Carol Watson, Attorney

Myesha Williams

Robert Wilson

Scott Wilson

Jocelyn Wong

Pamela Zigo, Student at Prescott College

Keaton Luis

Kristina Lamb
Brian Lynch
Michael R. Oddo
Kevin M. Haggerty
Brian Sweeney
Rosalyn Doyon
Matt Bencomu

Join the Campaign Today:

We are asking everyone to Sign On to the Campaign.  Signed statements will be presented to local and state representatives!  Please fill out the Budget for Humanity Endorsement Form and return to the CURB office!  Please forward to any individuals or organizations who we should bring on board!  Please find our additional Budget for Humanity Endorsement Form for People in Prison or Jail, please share this form and the Budget for Humanity with your loved ones who are imprisoned.