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LA Jail Fight Wins Comment Period Extension!

Posted by on February 5, 2016 at 8:19 pm

Dear Supporter, We were able to win more time to coment on the environmental implications of the proposed women’s jail in Lancaster. Will you send a comment today?  Through our strong organizing, LANMJ’s won an extension of the public comment period holding the County accountable to translating its Environmental Impact Report summary in Spanish and […]

Rally Against the Torture of Prisoners – Feb. 1st!

Posted by on January 26, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Dear Supporter: As of February 1st, it will be 181 days that the men in Pelican Bay SHU have been tortured by sleep deprivation. For six months the men have been awakened every 30 minutes, 48 times per day, due to so-called “security/welfare checks” by guards. “…they’re killing us with these Guard One/Welfare Checks…I don’t […]

CURB is looking for two new interns!

Posted by on January 24, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Dear Supporter, We’re excited to announce that CURB is looking for a Development Intern and a Media and Communications Intern to join our team! These internships offer the opportunity for new members to gain experience in outreach, grassroots organizing, media campaigns, coalition and movement building, public education, policy advocacy and social justice work, while working alongside an amazing group […]

Tell state officials: Prop 47 savings belong in communities!

Posted by on January 21, 2016 at 11:08 pm

Dear Supporter, In October, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) held its first of seven public meetings on the implementation of Prop 47 and how communities want to invest the savings. The next four public meetings have been scheduled in Fresno, San Bernardino, LA and San Diego, and they need to hear from you! […]

CURB responds to CDCR’s new master plan: “A concerning vision of a more powerful prison system”

Posted by on January 21, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Press contact: Lizzie Buchen, Californians United for a Responsible Budget lizzie@curbprisonspending.org 510-435-1176 Yesterday evening, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation released “An Update to the Future of California Corrections,” an update to the department’s master plan from 2012.  CURB’s Lizzie Buchen released the following statement in response to the plan: “This report reveals the […]

Jails are Environmentally Toxic – 500 letters in 5 days!

Posted by on January 6, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Dear Supporter, Los Angeles is back and ready to continue the fight against the $2.3 billion jail plan.  Right now we are focused on getting 500 letters submitted to opposed the proposed women’s jail on that grounds that it is environmentally toxic. Will you help us get 500 letters in today? Just a bit of […]

How Will We Grow Together in 2016?

Posted by on December 31, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Dear Supporter, Thanks for growing with us at CURB this year. Together we’re growing a future for our whole state, with services and support that all people need to thrive. This year we helped change the law to allow more alternatives to incarceration. Next year will be a big one for CURB as we continue […]

A Year of Collective Success…

Posted by on December 29, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Dear Supporter, The power of our coalition comes from how incredible, unique, and dedicated our member organizations are. So today we wanted to celebrate the relationships that make our work possible. And highlight the success that the CURB coalition has experienced. We know this would not be possible without each of our members and individuals like […]

Happy Holidays, Supporter!

Posted by on December 23, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Thank you for all of your support in 2015! Peace and love, Diana Zuñiga and Lizzie Buchen Co-Coordinators, Californians United for a Responsible Budget  

Victory in SF, now on to the rest of the state!

Posted by on December 17, 2015 at 8:31 pm

Dear Supporter, This week, we experienced a monumental victory in our long and difficult fight against jail expansion in California: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected the city’s proposed new jail!  The CURB coalition has worked tirelessly to stop the new San Francisco jail since early 2013, when we first discovered the sheriff’s secret […]