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Demand Change with CURB…

Posted by on May 25, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Dear Supporter, There is strength in numbers. When many people band together to demand change, change happens. That’s what CURB does: they are a statewide alliance of organizations that recognize the importance of advocating loudly and together creating a force for change. As a family member of an incarcerated person, I have experienced the pain […]

One house down, one to go!

Posted by on May 19, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Dear Supporter, Sacramento heard you! Following months of community pressure and mobilizations, the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety — which more than 50 CURB members stormed on our April 7 Lobby Day — voted to reject the governor’s proposed $250 million in jail construction funding. This is a powerful moment, and we have got to keep […]

Prison, Jail Expansion hidden behind supposed “Investments to Rehabilitation and Reentry”

Posted by on May 13, 2016 at 6:39 pm

For Immediate Release – May 13, 2016 Press Contact: Lizzie Buchen, Co-Coordinator, Californians United for a Responsible Budget 510-435-1176 @CURBprisons Sacramento – Governor Jerry Brown released a revised state budget today that divests $250 million from communities for jail construction, fortifies and expands the prison system, and fails to support urgently needed programs and […]

Let’s heal our women together…

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

Dear Supporter, 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 the LANMJ 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 care […]

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 –, 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 […]