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Supporter, we need you these next 2 weeks!

Posted by on July 27, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Dear Supporter, The county is making some really important decisions in the next two weeks and we need you to be present. After a year-long process, the Board of Supervisors will hear recommendations regarding the size, scope, mission, and powers a Civilian Oversigt Commission can have. On Tuesday, we need to pack the room! DPN […]

Stop SF from Funding $80 million for New Jail

Posted by on July 21, 2015 at 3:52 am

Dear Supporter, Last week’s strong mobilizations left a big impression on the Board of Supervisors whose votes will be crucial in stopping the proposed SF jail this Tuesday. We thank you for continuing to stand with us and now we need to go all out to stop the jail tomorrow! City Hall is voting to approve […]

Despite building violations and harms, officials seek to steamroll controversial SF jail

Posted by on July 15, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Media Advisory – Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Press Contact: Mohamed Shehk – 408.910.2618 – mohamed@criticalresistance.org No New SF Jail Coalition What:     Community members to mobilize at City Hall to oppose funding for new SF jail Opponents to the controversial proposed jail project will be attending a Budget and Finance Subcommittee meeting, where committee members will vote on appropriating $24 million for […]

Learn about the Final #CABudget and CURB Bills!

Posted by on July 12, 2015 at 8:58 pm

RSVP Now! By Noah Miska of Sin Barras Dear Supporter, This year marked the first time that CURB has worked on bills to reduce the prison population. Most of our efforts have focused on the state corrections budget, but this year was different and we learned a lot. We invite to learn more about the #CABudget […]

Posted by on July 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm

Dear Supporter, It’s hard to even keep up with how fast San Francisco decision makers are scrambling to push through proposed new SF Jail. We can see that our pressure is working. But some factions are still pushing the jail. There are two key events next week for our fight. Will you join us in […]

Posted by on July 2, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Dear Supporter, Last month, the LA No More Jails Coalition and our allies won a 45-day suspension of the $2 billion jail construction plan. Due to our grassroots organizing efforts, the Board of Supervisors passed a motion to adequately assess alternatives to jail capacity before moving forward with jail expansion projects in the county. Check out […]

Only 7 sustainers to go!

Posted by on July 1, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Dear Supporter: This mid-year fundraiser is already off to an amazing start thanks to the generosity of so many of our supporters that contribute to the sustainability of our amazing coalition. Our grassroots organizing efforts are mirroring that dedication. In the past few weeks, our people power suspended the LA jail plan for 45 days, […]

CURB Responds to Governor’s Aggressive Prison Construction Budget

Posted by on June 25, 2015 at 7:45 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 25, 2015 Press Contact: Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Diana@curbprisonspending.org or 213-864-8931 Twitter: @curbprisons SACRAMENTO, CA – Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) released the following statement from Statewide Coordinator Diana Zuñiga on the budget deal released by Governor Jerry Brown yesterday. The Corrections Budget continues […]

Communities Statewide Mobilize to Sacramento, Oppose Funding for Local Jails

Posted by on June 25, 2015 at 5:19 pm

For Immediate Release – Friday, June 26, 2015 Communities Statewide Mobilize to Sacramento, Oppose Funding for Local Jails Press Contact: Christina Tsao – (626) 215-4818 – christina@curbprisonspending.org Californians United for a Responsible Budget Twitter: @curbprisons Sacramento – Today, community members and advocates from across California are pushing back against $500 million of state funds going to counties for jail construction […]

Get Behind CURB – In the Spirit of Hope

Posted by on June 24, 2015 at 7:11 pm

Just the other day, I was out in the dayroom hoping to get a chance to use the phone to call my family. It’s always crowded, filled with noise and frustration bouncing off the steel and concrete that surrounds us on all sides. Even after 35 years of this, it remains a jarring experience. On […]