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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.

Stop Expansion in Adelanto!

Posted by on December 8, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Dear Supporter, Sign the Petition Join us in Adelanto   This Wednesday, the new Adelanto City Council will discuss their plans to build more jails, and one of those facilities is supposedly for Los Angeles County jail overflow. But even LA officials are stating they do not want more jails! Last week, the L.A. Times […]

The LA tide is finally turning: Join us this week!

Posted by on December 8, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Dear Supporter, Come out to the LA BOS Join us in Adelanto L.A.Times tips us off again! Newly-elected L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis and current Supervisor Ridley-Thomas are bringing the Civilian Review Board back up for a vote on Tuesday! And, on Wednesday the new Adelanto City Council will discuss the plans to expand their […]

Art Installation at LA Board of Sups TOMORROW

Posted by on November 11, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Dear Supporter, Let’s re-imagine Los Angeles Tomorrow, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will hear an initial report from District Attorney Lacey regarding mental health diversion. This is a really positive step in the right direction and we need to be present to continue to urge our decision- makers to continue to take it a […]

3 More Days – RSVP Today!

Posted by on November 6, 2014 at 12:21 am

Dear Supporter,  RSVP for “A World Without Walls” Don’t forget to RSVP for our event this Saturday, November 8th from 7-9pm at LACAN, 838 E 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021. “A World Without Walls: Community Conversations on Carceral California” comes out of a project between Californians United for a Responsible Budget and the American Studies […]