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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 […]

FRIDAY – Statewide Mobilization to Stop Jail Expansion!

Posted by on June 24, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Join us this Friday, June 26 to deliver our message loud and clear in the Capitol: Stop flooding our communities with the threat of new cages! Pull the plug on jail construction money! This is the final year for politicians in Sacramento to distribute $500 million dollars for jail construction. We need to stop that money […]

A new jail without harmful impacts? NO WAY!

Posted by on June 24, 2015 at 7:07 pm

Tomorrow, the SF City Planning Commission needs to hear your voice! The Planning Department is trying to short cut the process and force through plans for a new jail. They have tried to declare that there will be no significant impact to SF by filing a “mitigated negative declaration.” San Franciscans won’t stand for this! Join us […]

TODAY: Alternatives to Jail Day of Action!

Posted by on June 18, 2015 at 8:48 pm

The No New SF Jail Coalition will be holding a day of action TODAY! Join us in a public hearing and rally on Alternatives to Jail Rebuild. This is another opportunity for us to demand San Francisco to invest in the resources that will strengthen our communities, not more cages. Come out to the hearing, join […]

June 26 – Pull the Plug on Jail Expansion!

Posted by on June 17, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Dear Supporter, Together, we’ve been building a broad movement that speaks to the real needs of our communities: we need quality resources and alternatives to imprisonment, not more jails. We are at a crucial moment to band together: this is the final year for politicians in Sacramento to distribute $500 million dollars for jail construction, […]

Take Action to Stop $332 million Jail in Riverside!

Posted by on June 11, 2015 at 8:06 pm

The Riverside County Budget is prioritizing $332 million for jail construction. On Monday, the Board of Supervisors will be discussing how to move forward with this plan. Take action to stop the $331 million jail construction project in Riverside! We want community solutions, not more jails. Jail expansion will bankrupt our county and lead to […]