What Would You Do With $250 Million?

Dear Supporter,

cagesorcommunities2This morning, nearly 75 CURB members from around the state are mobilizing to Sacramento for our lobby day, Care, Not Cages: Budget for a Stronger California.

If you can’t join us in the Capitol, email and call your legislators now to tell them to stop prioritizing prisons over people!

First, we’ll be calling on lawmakers to reject the governor’s proposal for another $250 million for jail expansion at a Senate budget hearing. Then we’ll visit legislators to advocate for sustainable solutions by reducing incarceration through the passage of SB 966 (Mitchell), the RISE Act, which would repeal the three-year sentence enhancement for prior drug convictions, along with other priority legislation.

Thanks to our overwhelming community support, the RISE Act was passed in the Senate Public Safety early this week. But law enforcement is coming out in droves to oppose the bill. We need your support to help the bill pass the full Senate!

Will you join us in asking lawmakers to say NO to jail expansion and say YES to sustainable solutions?

In order to strengthen our communities and use our budget responsibly, we know must fund social services, housing support, education, child care, and job placement programs.

$250 million of our tax dollars should be invested in people, not jails.

In solidarity,

Rocheall Pierre

Young Women’s Freedom Center
Member of Californians United for a Responsible Budget

P.S. You can also support our lobby day by helping us pay for gas and food for our travelers!

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