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Mobilize Tomorrow with No New SF Jail Coalition!

February 14, 2017

Thank you for continuing to oppose jail expansion in San Francisco alongside the No New SF Jail Coalition. Despite community opposition, at last Thursday’s budget and finance committee meeting, the Sheriff’s $70 million state application for the jail renovation project was moved forward to the full Board of Supervisors. The proposal for jail renovation funding will […]

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SF: Demand Transparency & Accountability from the Board of Supervisors

February 7, 2017

Dear CURB Supporters, We need genuine efforts to stop imprisoning people in San Francisco and we need these efforts to moves as quickly as jail funding! Join the No New SF Jail Coalition at City Hall thisThursday, Feb. 9th, to demand transparency about the jail renovation proposal. We must ensure there will be no increased […]

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Thank You! Follow Up from the Santa Rita Jail Noise Demo

February 2, 2017

Brick by brick, wall by wall – we will make these cages fall! Greetings jail fighters,  It’s been two weeks since our noise demo at Santa Rita jail, and we are still feeling the energy and power that was generated that evening! Over 60 people joined together with pots, pans, trumpets, and drums to send […]

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CURB’s Budget Overview

January 28, 2017

On January 10 I sat in a dining room in Victorville, a place where most voted to make America great again, I looked over Governor Brown’s proposed corrections budget hoping he’d propose to continue to support the progressive strategies. That he would focus on spending less on prisons and jails as part of his plan […]

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Webinar: We Are Not Disposable – The Toxic Impacts of Prisons and Jails

January 24, 2017

Join CURB on February 9th at 12pm for a webinar examining the environmental and social consequences of jail and prison construction in California. Prisons and jails are environmental health disasters — they are unhealthy for those locked inside them, for those who work there, for those living in the neighborhoods where the facility is located, and, as they produce toxins […]

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Coalition Demands Reductions to Prison Budget to Combat Impending Federal Funding Threats

January 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 10, 2017 Coalition Demands Reductions to Prison Budget to Combat Impending Federal Funding Threats MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Zuniga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Diana@curbprisonspending.org or 213.864.8931 Sacramento— This morning, Governor Brown released California’s 2017-18 proposed budget – a budget that increases total funding on corrections to $11.3 billion (2017-18), […]

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CURB is looking for a Statewide Organizer and Intern!

January 9, 2017

We are excited to announce that CURB is looking for a full-time Statewide Organizer in Los Angeles and a Development Intern to join our team! CURB is seeking a highly organized, passionate person to serve as its Statewide Organizer. The individual will be responsible for strengthening CURB’s profile and work by representing CURB in the media and at convenings, actions, conferences, meetings, coalitions, […]

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JAIL FIGHT GOING UP ON TUESDAY

January 8, 2017

We got word late yesterday, that Alameda County is racing forward with a terrible plan next Tuesday to spend over $61 million taxpayer dollars to build a new “mental health unit” at Santa Rita Jail. We need you to say NO to jail expansion and YES to community-based mental health care.  The Alameda Jail Fight […]

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Thank You for 2016! – Now let’s move into the #CAbudget!

January 5, 2017

Dear Supporter, Thank you for standing with us in 2016. We appreciate all that you gave to CURB and look forward to taking this people power into 2017. We are moving ahead quickly. Within the week, Governor Brown will unveil his proposed budget for 2017-2018, and CURB is ready. This year, more than ever, we […]

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How Will We Win in 2017?

December 31, 2016

Dear Friend, In 2016, we helped local coalitions prevent jail construction in Los Angeles, Alameda, San Francisco, and other counties. Our member network grew. On the state level, we co-sponsored legislation, the RISE Act, to repeal the three-year enhancement for drug priors. This work must continue next year to enhance the future for all Californians.  […]

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