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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 […]

Reminder: Let’s Pack the Room Today!

Posted by on March 2, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Supporter, Let’s pack the house today and show how strong San Francisco’s opposition is to this controversial replacement jail proposal. 12:00pm-2:00pm: Capital Planning Committee Meeting in City Hall.  at 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place, SF. This committee is voting on keeping the jail plan in the 10 year Capital Plan. We need anyone who can speak out against the […]

Let’s talk strategy. Join us for education and action!

Posted by on February 26, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Dear Supporter, ALL EYES ON YOU BUILDING TOGETHER   So much is happening in Los Angeles. We are still fighting strong against jail expansion; the county is moving towards comprehensive mental health diversion; and we’re pushing to get increased funding for more re-entry, social and health services for our community. All this would not be without […]

Poverty, Prisons and the Budget – a report from the Capitol

Posted by on January 27, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Dear Supporter, Last Thursday, I attended a budget hearing in the California State Senate, which took its first look at Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed spending plan.  In a preview of upcoming budget debates between the Legislature and the administration, Gov. Brown’s representatives from the Department of Finance faced tough questioning by members of the Senate […]

Report Released on State Funding Options for LA Jail and Diversion: Advocates call for an immediate halt to new jail and more investment in services

Posted by on January 15, 2015 at 10:26 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 15th Press Contact:Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, 213-864-8931 SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the Department of Finance released their AB 1468 report (, which   outlines four options for the state to assist Los Angeles County with its mental health infrastructure needs as it plans to replace Men’s Central […]

Governor Brown – build for our future, don’t incarcerate it!

Posted by on January 8, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Dear Supporter,This week at his inaugural address Governor Brown stated, “We are at a crossroads.  With big and important programs now launched and the budget carefully balanced, the challenge is to build for the future, not steal from it.” We agree!  But, we didn’t expect Jerry to say this given that our inside sources are speculating that the budget […]

What Will You Build in 2015?

Posted by on December 31, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    We are $3,282 from our goal!      Dear Supporter: THANK YOU for building justice not jails with us in 2014. Together we are building a future for everyone that includes all the vital services and opportunities each of us needs and deserves. CURB will continue building a movement against prison and jail expansion in 2015. To kick […]

Supporter, We Must Stand Together!

Posted by on December 29, 2014 at 8:44 pm

  Join Angela Davis. Support CURB with a meaningful gift today:     Dear Supporter, I believe that the social and political crises of our timecan be overcome. I believe that the structural racism, sexism and capitalism that undergird our most profound social problems can be dismantled and that a truly just world is within […]

Happy Holidays!

Posted by on December 23, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Thank you for all of your support in 2014! We hope the New Year will be all that you wish for.