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Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) is a broad-based coalition of over 65 organizations seeking to CURB prison spending by reducing the number of people in prison and the number of prisons in the state.  CURB seeks member organizations who are working on issues related to the prison industrial complex and organizations concerned about our state budget priorities.

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A New PATH (Parents for Addiction, Treatment and Healing)

A New Way of Life

Action Committee for Women in Prison

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California

American Friends Service Committee, Pacific Mountain Region

Architects/Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility

Black and Pink – San Diego

Break the Chains

California Coalition for Women Prisoners

California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement

California Partnership

California Prison Focus

California Prison Moratorium Project

Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment

Central California Environmental Justice Network

Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

Coalition on Homelessness

Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Community Works: Project WHAT!

Critical Resistance Oakland

Critical Resistance Los Angeles

Dignity and Power Now

Drug Policy Alliance

Education Not Incarceration Coalition

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights


Essie Justice Group

Families to Amend California ‘s Three Strikes

Families of the Incarcerated, Office of Restorative Justice at the Archdiocese of L.A.

Fathers and Families of San Joaquin

Flying Over Walls

Free Battered Women

Friends Committee on Legislation

IGNITE: Invest in Graduation Not Incarceration, Transform Education

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Immigrant Youth Coalition

Inside Out Writing Project

Causa Justa – Just Cause

Justice Now

Justice Policy Institute

Labor Community Strategy Center

Legal Services for Prisoners With Children

Life Support Alliance

Los Angeles Community Action Network

National Lawyers Guild- Committee on Mass Incarceration

National Organization for Women California

Out of Control: Lesbian Committee to Support Political Prisoners

Prevention at the Intersections

Prison Activist Resource Center

Prison Policy Initiative

Progressive Christians Uniting

Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles

Proyecto Common Touch

Reclaim Higher Education Coalition

RYSE Center

Senate Select Community Committee on California’s Correctional System

The Sentencing and Justice Reform Advocacy (SJRA) Advocate

Sin Barras

Southern California Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action

Southern California Library

The Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex (TGI) Justice Project

Time for Change Foundation

UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly

United for Drug Policy Reform

University of California Student Association

Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (California branch)

Women for Change Foundation

Young Women’s Freedom Center

Youth Justice Coalition

Youth Law Center


Amy York, Sentencing/Mitigation Specialist

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI Law School

Jackie Goldberg

Jaclyn Harris, Bears Beyond Bars at the University of California Berkeley

State Senator Gloria Romero

Hector Lozano, former employee of CDCR

Vicky Lindsey, Project Cry No More, Cease Fire

Carole Urie, Director, Returning Home Foundation