2 Year Extension Needs Your Voice


Governor Brown: Make Real Changes!

Sign on Today!

Dear Supporter,This week the Federal Courts granted Governor Brown a 2 year extension to meet the court order to reduce the prison population. This could mark a time of unbelievable strides towards parole and sentencing reform or be a scary step towards the expansion of more prison cells.

We need you to demand immediate action by signing on to the community response to the 2 year extension as an organization or as an individual.

My organization the California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, has signed on because children and families are suffering from a lack of health, human, and social services funding, our answer to this suffering can not be to build more prisons.

We need our communities to be the priority and we hope you’ll join us. 

I’ll be delivering this sign-on letter to Governor Brown’s Sacramento office next Wednesday, along with other advocates in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Help us reach our goal of getting 200 organizations and 2,500 individuals to join us by next Wednesday.

Thank you,

Rebecca Gonzales
Director of Government Relations and Political Affairs

National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter

Join A New PATH, All of Us or None – San Diego, California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, California Partnership, Courage Campaign, Critical Resistance, California Prison Moratorium Project, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, FACTS Education Fund, Fair Chance Project, Friends Committee on Legislation California, Grey Panthers of San Francisco, Invest in Education Not Incarceration Transform Education, ISIDORE, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, National Association of Social Workers CA Chapter, National Lawyers Guild, S.F. Bay Area Chapter, The Los Angeles Community Action Network, People’s Power Assembly – United for Racial Justice, PICO California, Sin Barras – Santa Cruz, United Against Police Terror – San Diego, Western Center on Law & Poverty.

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