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Posted by on April 30, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Dear Supporter, The county budgeting process is under way! Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved the recommended budget for FY 2015-16 and will be holding a public budget hearing on Wednesday, May 13th. This hearing is critical. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is requesting a total of $4 billion in this year’s budget. They want to […]

Turn out tomorrow to say NO MORE JAILS, NO MORE COPS!

Posted by on April 21, 2015 at 9:51 pm

Dear Supporter, Tomorrow, the Budget and Finance Committee will meet to discuss the proposed spending costs for public safety services for this year. This hearing is critical as San Francisco Police Department will ask for an additional $23 million from the general fund to hire and train at least 150 new police officers. “More cops means […]

Take action tomorrow to say, “No new jail in San Francisco!”

Posted by on April 14, 2015 at 10:21 pm

Dear Supporter, Tomorrow join us as we raise our voices to the SF Board of Supervisors and demand they remove the proposed new SF jail from the Capital Plan. Now is an opportunity to build real solutions for our future San Francisco instead of building more cages. With your support, we’ve been fighting hard, and on Wednesday […]

Victory in Sacramento! Bringing us closer to our long term goal

Posted by on April 9, 2015 at 7:22 pm

We’ve done it, Supporter! All of CURB’s sponsored bills passed in the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees thanks in large part to the powerful testimonies from CURB member organizations and the hundreds of people who tweeted their support. California representatives received over 750 tweets from supporters like you!  The bills will be moving forward to […]

Tweet your support to reduce the prison population today!

Posted by on April 6, 2015 at 7:44 pm

#BringOurEldersHome Supporter, Tomorrow is the big day! On Tuesday, April 7th, all of CURB’s sponsored bills will be heard in the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees. We trust that our legislators will make the right decisions on our behalf but, every now and again, we all need a little encouragement. Let California legislators know […]

We’re off to the State Capitol!

Posted by on April 3, 2015 at 5:50 pm

  Dear Supporter, All of CURB’s sponsored bills, including AB 512, will be heard in the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees next week on April 7th. We are working hard to get them passed, but we need your support – by attendance or tweets – in the process! Please join us at the State […]

Forced to fight in the SF Jail? Stop the jail plan NOW!

Posted by on March 29, 2015 at 9:49 pm

Supporter, Thank you for standing with us this month as we packed the room and demanded answers from the Department of Works and the Sheriff’s Department. Last week horrific story on prisoner abuse in SF County Jail surfaced, reinforcing what we already knew – SF County Jail is not a safe, therapeutic, or healthy place for any […]

A durable and sustainable plan: Reducing corrections spending in California

Posted by on March 29, 2015 at 9:44 pm

March 26, 2015 by Diana Zuñiga The month of March marked the beginning of state budget hearings that will set next year’s fiscal priorities for the welfare of Californians. The first version of the state budget shows no clear plan to provide adequate relief for people living in poverty, fails to make restorative investments to […]

Celebrate International Women’s Day!

Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 6:48 pm

  Dear Supporter,This year’s International Women’s Day is honoring the fundamental work of mothers and other caregivers in the home, on the land and in the community. We will discuss the contributions women have led in the fight against poverty, prisons, and war! And envision true opportunities for our communities. Join us this Saturday as we introduce a […]

California Budget Battle Begins – Millions for Prisons?

Posted by on March 3, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Dear Supporter, The budget battle is in session! And for people who support reducing the prison population and investing our resources into smart alternatives this is our year. Today’s action is the first in a series from CURB on the California Budget Battle! In January, the proposed budget was released and, if you remember, there continues to […]