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Let’s heal our women together…

Posted by on April 30, 2016 at 8:37 pm

Dear Jason, As we continue to fight against the proposed construction of a new $200 million women’s jail in Los Angeles County we want to invite you to theLANMJ Mother’s Day Event to celebrate our victories and our women.  Last year’s event was a moving experience for everyone involved. Just check out the video that was created […]

Why I’ll be back for CURB’s next lobby day

Posted by on April 28, 2016 at 9:56 pm

  Dear Supporter, I’m an undocumented and unafraid organizer with the Immigrant Youth Coalition. A few weeks ago, I attended my first CURB lobby day, along with other immigrant community members impacted by incarceration, detention, and deportation. It was so powerful to see community members from across the state coming together to share stories, advocate for […]

Join us in a Forum to Build Community Power

Posted by on April 27, 2016 at 9:03 pm

Dear Supporter, We in the Alameda County Jail Fight Coalition invite you to join us in a community forum to build grassroots power against Alameda County’s $54 million mental health jail project. We believe that this money should instead be spent prioritizing community-based mental health treatment not more incarceration capacity at the Santa Rita Jail. Will […]

Racial Justice Bill on Sentencing Falls Short on Close Vote in CA State Senate

Posted by on April 26, 2016 at 1:28 am

For immediate release – April 25, 2016 Contact: Glenn Backes 916-202-2538 Reconsideration Granted – Needs 3 More Votes to Pass Sacramento—A bill to repeal ineffective and costly sentencing enhancements for prior drug convictions fell short of the votes needed to pass the California State Senate today.  It is eligible to be brought up again for consideration in […]

San Francisco Sheriff Hennessy Rejects BSCC Money for New Jail, Commits to Re-envisioning Justice with help of Community Advocates

Posted by on March 24, 2016 at 11:23 pm

For Immediate Release – Thursday March 24, 2016 Press Contact: Lily Fahsi-Haskell – lily@criticalresistance.org, 9123985641 Critical Resistance, a member organization of the No New SF Jail Coalition SAN FRANCISCO – Yesterday Sheriff Vicki Hennessy wrote to the Board of State and Community Corrections to rescind San Francisco’s application for jail funding under SB 863, writing […]

Come and make art with LA No More Jails!

Posted by on March 23, 2016 at 7:08 pm

Dear Supporter, This weekend we wanted to invite you to an Art Making Party organizing by the Los Angeles No More Jails Coalition. Will you come make art with us on Saturday?  You’ll also get a chance to get up to speed on where things are at with the jail fight and find more ways you […]

LA: Honor women with services, not a new jail!

Posted by on March 14, 2016 at 6:33 pm

Dear Supporter, As we celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we must urge Los Angeles County to honor women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people in our community with financial and program support for services — not to spend critical taxpayer dollars to construct a new women’s jail. In L.A. County, women are jailed […]

Build a California we can all be proud of!

Posted by on March 10, 2016 at 9:24 pm

Sometimes, what needs to happen in the Capitol in Sacramento is just too obvious. Tomorrow is one of those days. On March 9th, California Partnership and California for SSI will be at a hearing demanding an investment in the vital anti-poverty program that provides income for people who are blind, seniors, or living with disabilities. […]

SF’s sneaky backroom maneuvering to push for jail build

Posted by on March 7, 2016 at 11:40 pm

Dear Supporter, In December, we celebrated an enormous victory when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected plans for a new jail. But last week, on the deadline for officially returning state financing for the jail, we were shocked to learn that San Francisco city officials had covertly requested a 180-day extension for their […]

Oppose toxic women’s jail, deadline March 2nd!

Posted by on February 29, 2016 at 8:32 pm

Dear Supporter, LA County is still trying to build a new women’s jail in Lancaster, despite years of protests and testimony by grassroots community, women’s and other organizations opposing its construction. And countless first hand accounts of the human rights violations that women locked up have shared.  Please submit public comment against the new jail now! […]