Follow your word Governor Brown

This Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown will announce his proposed budget plan for 2014.

Rumor has it, instead of fighting the highest poverty rate in the nation, he still wants to spend billions over the next five years building and leasing prison and jail space up and down the state, and across the nation to meet the court order on prison overcrowding.

During last years budget release he said “We can’t pour more and more dollars down the rat hole of incarceration.”
This has us scratching our heads. 

There are two ways you can stand up and stop this injustice:

Click here, and then commit to attend one of our statewide actions on January 10th in Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Bakersfield, Riverside and Los Angeles!

California was on a path to begin restoring the devastating cuts that have been made to families, students, and children. If we keep pouring money down the rat hole, it derails that possibility for years to come.

Tell Governor Brown: Invest in Californians, Not in Incarceration!


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