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Mobilize Tomorrow with No New SF Jail Coalition!

Posted by on February 14, 2017 at 12:25 am

Thank you for continuing to oppose jail expansion in San Francisco alongside the No New SF Jail Coalition. Despite community opposition, at last Thursday’s budget and finance committee meeting, the Sheriff’s $70 million state application for the jail renovation project was moved forward to the full Board of Supervisors. The proposal for jail renovation funding will […]

CURB’s Budget Overview

Posted by on January 28, 2017 at 5:43 pm

On January 10 I sat in a dining room in Victorville, a place where most voted to make America great again, I looked over Governor Brown’s proposed corrections budget hoping he’d propose to continue to support the progressive strategies. That he would focus on spending less on prisons and jails as part of his plan […]

Webinar: We Are Not Disposable – The Toxic Impacts of Prisons and Jails

Posted by on January 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Join CURB on February 9th at 12pm for a webinar examining the environmental and social consequences of jail and prison construction in California. Prisons and jails are environmental health disasters — they are unhealthy for those locked inside them, for those who work there, for those living in the neighborhoods where the facility is located, and, as they produce toxins […]

How Will We Win in 2017?

Posted by on December 31, 2016 at 7:38 pm

Dear Friend, In 2016, we helped local coalitions prevent jail construction in Los Angeles, Alameda, San Francisco, and other counties. Our member network grew. On the state level, we co-sponsored legislation, the RISE Act, to repeal the three-year enhancement for drug priors. This work must continue next year to enhance the future for all Californians.  […]

Happy Holidays Supporters!

Posted by on December 23, 2016 at 5:09 pm

  Thank you for all of your support in 2016! Peace and love, Californians United For A Responsible Budget

Join us Saturday to plug into the SF jail fight

Posted by on November 16, 2016 at 12:18 am

Dear Supporter, This Saturday: Community Town Hall for a Jail-Free San Francisco! There is just under a week left before the No New SF Jail Coalition’s upcoming town hall on our next steps towards a jail-free city. On December 1st, the SF Board of Supervisors will review a series of proposals put forth by the […]

Next steps in the SF jail fight

Posted by on November 11, 2016 at 6:16 pm

Dear Supporter, The No New SF Jail Coalition is gearing up to bring the jail fight to the new San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and we need your help. On December 1st, the board will review a series of proposals put forth by the city’s work group on alternatives to the jail at 850 Bryant. Though […]

YES on Prop 64: Legalize marijuana to stop the harm

Posted by on November 7, 2016 at 6:06 pm

Dear Supporter, In the last decade, there have been nearly a half million marijuana arrests in California. These arrests have disproportionately targeted people of color, particularly Black Californians, who are nearly five times more likely than white Californians to be arrested for a marijuana felony. With Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, we […]

Join us for a town hall to build a jail-free SF

Posted by on November 5, 2016 at 10:00 am

Dear Supporter, Last week, the No New SF Jail Coalition celebrated a victory over two new jail proposals in San Francisco! The proposals — a mental health jail proposed by District Attorney George Gascón and a new jail facility proposed by Sheriff Vicki Hennessy — were both rejected by the city’s work group on alternatives […]

Turn out Friday to oppose cage construction in SF!

Posted by on October 25, 2016 at 9:13 pm

Dear Supporter, This Friday, October 28, is the final meeting of San Francisco’s workgroup planning the permanent closure of the City’s oldest jail.Members will be voting on proposals to submit to the Board of Supervisors, and we need a strong community presence to make sure the workgroup prioritizes housing, reentry, and alternatives to incarceration — not […]