We're going to Sacramento – and need your help

Click to give $26 – and make sure one more activist can say “No” to Jail Expansion in person

December 6th is one of those deceptively important days – the sheriffs will be going to the obscure Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) to get their hands on $500 million in new jail construction funding.

But, as usual, what they aren’t counting on is us. We’re going to pack the BSCC Hearing Room with as many activists as we can possibly mobilize – which is where your help comes in.
These new jails will be around for decades to come – which means, in the words of a seasoned activist, that they’re building cages for young people whose parents haven’t even been born yet. 
New jails put our counties in fiscal jeopardy, and directly compete with life-affirming programs like education and health care – the very programs that get, and keep, people out of jail.There aren’t many chances to spend $26 dollars and save $500 million. This is a crucial battle in the long-term campaign against jail expansion, and we really need you with us.Click here to give $26, or whatever you can.Sincerely,
Emily Harris
Statewide Coordinator

PS: We want to represent you in the room with us, so if you haven’t already, please sign our “Statewide Petition Against Prison and Jail Expansion,” we’ll be bringing all these signatures with us on the 6th!



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