One day to take action to expand credits!

Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 7:09 pm

Dear Supporter, This budget cycle Initiate Justice, a member of CURB, worked to monitor the implementation of Proposition 57 and to demand a drastic expansion of earned time credits for people participating in positive programming. We need you to take action to support us today! Initiate Justice is a grassroots organization based in Oakland, California, […]

Community Power Canceled the Industry Day Forum!

Posted by on March 17, 2017 at 9:51 pm

After two long days of careful planning and organizing we arrived this morning to see the “Industry Day Forum” had been canceled. We believe it was canceled because fear of our public pressure and people power!  Community members were mobilizing in opposition to the county’s unrelenting plan to builda new $2.2 billion dollar jail that […]

Join us in Alhambra tomorrow to block jail expansion in LA!

Posted by on March 16, 2017 at 7:57 pm

Dear Supporter, Two days after former Sheriff Baca is found guilty and the block on the list of the #300Problematic deputies is still in place–the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors is planning an “Industry Day Forum.” This “Industry Day Forum” is planned to provide information to construction related firms (large and small) that are interested […]

Take action for LA today

Posted by on March 9, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Dear Supporter, There is so much happening in Los Angeles and we remain diligent in fighting against the $3.7 billion jail plan on multiple levels while fighting for community based alternatives and supportive services throughout the county. Here is a little update on the jail fight and what you can do to contribute!   Sign […]

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 […]