Here are 4 things you can do to join the fight:
Sign our statewide Petition againstPrison and Jail Expansion
1. Attend our Anti-Expansion Strategy Session this Thursday
2. Voice your opposition at the Board of Supervisors meeting!
On Tuesday October 22, officials from the Santa Cruz county jail will present a proposal to Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, seeking almost $25 million in state money to expand jail facilities. But a bigger jail does not mean a safer community. Come share your voice at the public comment period to say why YOU think expanding the jail is a bad idea.
3. RSVP for our “How to Fight a Jail in Your Town” Webinar
Join CURB & Nation Inside for a special webinar on fighting jail expansion in your community. Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) has created a resource guide “How to stop a jail in your town,” for local organizing against jail expansion.
The interactive webinar will cover local organizing techniques through case studies that focus on environmental strategies, community alternatives, and will specifically look at the impact of jail expansion on women. Join experts from across the country as we share experiences, lessons learned, and hear your stories about this issue.
4. Sign our “Statewide Petition against Prison and Jail Expansion”
These issues not only plague us here in Santa Cruz, there are troubling expansion projects throughout California. Please share this email with friends, family and organizations and help us build an even larger voice of opposition to prison and jail expansion throughout the state.
Health & Happiness,
Sin Barras and member of Californians United for a Responsible Budget