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Saturday May 30 SF TOWN HALL!

Posted by on May 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Supporter, oppose a new jail in San Francisco!  City officials are moving foward with plans to build a new jail. They have not considered the impacts on our community of continuing to pursue the same destructive policies that criminalize people with mental health challenges, and Black, Brown and poor San Franciscans. San Francisco doesn’t need […]

Day 4: Demand #CivilianReviewBoard with Bite

Posted by on May 21, 2015 at 8:52 pm

On Day 4 of our week of action, we demand to see funding for #CivilianReviewBoard in the #LABudget.  Last December, the Board of Supervisors approved the creation of a civilian oversight commission of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. This historic vote was the product of two years of community organizing and county wide mobilizations demanding […]

Angelenos Protest Jail and Law Enforcement Expansion in County budget

Posted by on May 19, 2015 at 10:59 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 12, 2015 Press Contact: Christina Tsao, Californians United for a Responsible Budget or 626-215-4818 Twitter: @CURBprisons #NoMoreJails What: County Budget Press Conference and Creative Action Where: 500 W. Temple Blvd. Los Angeles, CA When: May 13, 2015 at 8:30am LOS ANGELES – On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Board […]

CURB Hails Senator Hancock’s Call to Immediately Close Aging Prison, Demands further Reductions in May Revise

Posted by on May 19, 2015 at 10:49 pm

  For Immediate Release – May 13, 2015 MEDIA CONTACT: Christina Tsao, Californians United for a Responsible Budget,, 213-864-8931. Sacramento – In advance of Governor Brown’s May Budget Revise, Senator Loni Hancock takes a bold move this morning by releasing a statement and letter calling for the immediate closure of California Rehabilitation Center Norco. Norco, […]

CA May Revise Backslides into Aggressive Prison Construction, Punting Durable Population Reduction

Posted by on May 19, 2015 at 10:47 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 14th Press Contact: Christina Tsao, Californians United for a Responsible Budget or 213-864-8931 Twitter: @curbprisons SACRAMENTO, CA – The May Revision to Governor Brown’s 2015-16 budget, released this morning, delays plans to close the notorious decaying prison in Norco, a move supported by Senator Hancock and CURB members earlier […]

Day 2: Take action for #MentalHealthDiversion in #LABudget

Posted by on May 19, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Dear Supporter, The #LABudget has set aside over $103 million for the Sheriff’s Department to reform mental health services and reduce use of force in the jails. The Sheriff’s solution is to hire more deputies to create new “teams” in the department. We see little to no additional funding for experienced clinicians and health professionals […]

#CABudget Battle: What did the May Revise bring us?

Posted by on May 19, 2015 at 5:49 pm

*Courtesy of Noah Miska of Sin Barras* Dear Supporter, The May Budget Revise was released on Thursday, coming after Senator Loni Hancock’s call to close Norco State Prison. Yet, the long overdue closure of the decrepit prison was not part of Governor Brown’s agenda. Norco has been slated for demolition since 2012, but the administration […]

#LABudget Week of Action!

Posted by on May 19, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Dear Supporter, Thank you for coming out this week. The energy and sense of community at the Mother’s Day Event and Budget Hearing was great! Also, some of our members and allies in Los Angeles had some amazing wins! ICE out of LA worked to stop the 287(g) agreement and Dignity and Power Now pushed to […]

CURB is Hiring – Apply Today!

Posted by on May 19, 2015 at 5:32 pm

We are so excited to announce that we are seeking a highly organized, passionate person to serve as CURB’s Statewide Advocacy and Communications Co-Coordinator. Individual will be responsible for strengthening CURB’s profile and work by representing CURB in the media and at convenings, actions, conferences, meetings, coalitions, networks and other public events. This person will work directly with the other co-coordinator and […]

Possible Prison Closure? And May Budget Revise Actions!

Posted by on May 19, 2015 at 5:26 pm

This week has brought us a lot of promising news, and tomorrow we will see Governor Brown’s revisions to the state budget. First, thanks to YOU we were able to get SB 171, the county involuntary transfer bill, pulled. This means we don’t have to worry about itthis year, but we may see it again […]