Voters Lighten 3-Strikes While Increasing Revenues for Education

For Immediate Release-November 7, 2012 Press Contact:       Isaac Ontiveros Californians United for a Responsible Budget   510.444.0484 Oakland CA – Yesterday’s election results show Californians calling for additional cuts to the prison population and corrections budget while approving new taxes to save programs like education, welfare, childcare, and healthcare. Voter resoundingly passed Proposition 36 by … Read more

Measure A Passes, Community Members Vow to Continue Jail Fight

For Immediate Release—November 7, 2012 Press Contact:          Isaac Ontiveros     Californians United for a Responsible Budget      510.444.0484 Redwood City–As Measure A—a sales tax increase that wedged jail operation funding in with revenue for other county programs and services—passed in San Mateo County, opponents of the controversial $160 million new jail expressed an even stronger … Read more