Please join us in protesting this by participating in a press conference and public comment at the Board of Supervisors tomorrow.
1) Come out Tomorrow (Oct. 8) at 9:00am. We will hold a press conference and attend the meeting to voice our disapproval of the Taft Contract.
Location: 500 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
What to Bring: Wear your orange shirts! If you have a picture of someone impacted by incarceration please bring it on Tuesday.
Script: My name is __________ and I am a constituent of Supervisor________. I am calling today to express my discontent with [if your call is to Antonovich, Knabe, or Molina say “your yes vote” — if your call is to Yaroslavsky or Ridley-Thomas say “the Board’s action”] that is allowing the Sheriff’s Department and CEO to contract with Taft Correctional Facility and that you are using realignment money to fund. We need you to reverse this decision. We want county funds and the state’s AB109 realignment grant to the county spent on rehabilitation, support services and treatment, and we want community programs which prevent repeat and first offenses! Los Angeles needs community solutions, not jail expansion or construction.
Supervisor Molina: (213) 974-4111
3) Do you want to get more involved in the fight against jail expansion? Please join us on Sunday, October 13th for the LANMJ Strategy Session. RSVP here.
Thank you for all the support! Let’s continue this fight together.
Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) is a statewide coalition of organizations working to reduce the number of people imprisoned in California and the number of prisons and jails in the state. We advocate for an investment in justice that centers care, not punishment. Governor Newsom’s May Revision of the 2021-22 budget for Corrections includes $13.3