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Thank You & My Staff Transition!

May 18, 2017

It is with a lot of excitement and some sadness that I’m writing to let you all know that I will be transitioning out of my position as CURB’s Statewide Co-Coordinator at the end of May. I have had different roles as Organizer, Coordinator, and Staff Trainer in CURB for the past 4 ½ years. […]

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For Immediate Release: California State Senate Passes Bill to Repeal Sentence Enhancement for Prior Drug Convictions

May 15, 2017

For Immediate Release May 15, 2017 CONTACT: Daisy Vieyra, (916) 442-1036 x613, dvieyra@acluca.org California State Senate Passes Bill to Repeal Sentence Enhancement for Prior Drug Convictions Critics Say Long Sentences Failed to Reduce Drug Sales, Exacerbated Racial Disparities in Sentencing, Crippled State and Local Budgets Sacramento, CA — The California Senate took a step to address […]

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CURB remembers Rose Braz

May 15, 2017

CURB members are celebrating the life and mourning the loss of one of our movement leaders, Rose Braz. Rose was a co-founder of CURB, Critical Resistance, Justice Now and other organizations that sought to build a strong opposition to policing and incarceration throughout California and nationally. Rose was a comrade in this fight to many, […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CA Prison Spending Soars to All Time High in Governor’s May Budget Revise

May 11, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT: Ivette Alé, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, Ivette@curbprisonspending.org or 213.864.8931 Sacramento — This morning, Governor Brown released California’s 2017-18 revised budget – a budget that increases total funding on corrections to $11.4 billion (2017-18), up from $10.6 billion last year (2016-17). Brown’s increase in corrections spending falls out of step with the will […]

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Join LANMJ this Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2017

As CURB and the LA No More Jails coalition continue to fight against the proposed construction of a new $200 million women’s jail in Los Angeles County, we’re also uplifting our women and their families at our annual LANMJ Mother’s Day Commemoration at Lynwood Jail. At last year’s event, families were given the opportunity to share […]

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Join us tomorrow: Tell the governor to invest in people, not prisons

May 10, 2017

Last year, Governor Brown said he would develop a sustainable solution to California’s prison crisis. But in this year’s budget summary, he made it clear that he wants to move the state in the opposite direction. Among the alarming moves, the budget: increases $500 million for state corrections increases $1.5 million for local community corrections […]

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#CABudget Battle: Stop CDCR Construction Plans!

April 26, 2017

CURB and member organizations are continuing to put pressure on the budget committees to fully implement Prop. 57 with our full recommendations in mind. They are listening and they are feeling the pressure.  Tomorrow, April 26th, the Senate Budget Committee will be discussing CDCR’s Capital Outlay Plan which includes the conversion of Pelican Bay into Level […]

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#CABudget Battle: Prop.57 Assembly Hearing TODAY!

April 24, 2017

Last week about 30 Initiate Justice and CURB members came out to the Prop 57 Hearing in the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety. CDCR showed up to present their budget request for Prop 57 implementation, and we showed up to represent incarcerated people and their families! Members of Initiate Justice, CURB, Essie Justice Group, […]

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#CABudget Battle: Let’s keep the pressure on!

April 14, 2017

Thanks to those of you that took action to let the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to know that we will continue to fight to bring our loved ones home. Our next action to expand earned time credits and impact the emergency regulations is focused on the #CABudget process. On Thursday, the Senate […]

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Excited to be a part of the CURB team!

April 13, 2017

Dear Supporter, My name is Amber Rose Howard and you are all welcomed to call me by my first name, Amber Rose. I am very excited to serve as CURB’s Statewide Co-Coordinator alongside Ivette Alé. I am looking forward to getting to know each of our members and would also like for you all to […]

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