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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 […]

Community members rally to demand rejection of controversial jail construction plan

Posted by on October 25, 2016 at 9:00 am

Press Contacts: Diana Zuñiga – 213-864-8931 – diana@curbprisonspending.org Christina Tsao – 626-215-4818 – christina@criticalresistance.org The LA No More Jails Coalition and community members are rallying to demand the rejection of a controversial proposal to build a new women’s jail in Lancaster. Today, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will vote on the final Environmental Impact […]

Join us to push for jail alternatives in SF

Posted by on October 11, 2016 at 11:25 pm

Dear Supporter, Thanks to our mighty people power, San Francisco is on its way to closing one of its jails. Now, we need to make sure the City invests in the policy changes and services necessary to truly support our communities. Help us lift up community-based solutions by joining us tomorrow morning at City Hall!  […]

Grassroots pressure delays jail construction vote – Organizers release report detailing environmental health hazards of the proposed women’s jail in Los Angeles

Posted by on October 10, 2016 at 4:21 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, October 10, 2016 Press Contact: Diana Zuñiga – 213-864-8931 – diana@curbprisonspending.org, Christina Tsao – 626-215-4818 – christina@criticalresistance.org What: Report Launch and Press Conference When: October 11th at 11am Where:  Board of Supervisors, 500 West Temple St., Los Angeles, 90012 LOS ANGELES – Last week, grassroots organizations in Los Angeles submitted a series […]