The California Budget Battle Begins

A lot is at stake this budget session for people who support reducing the prison population and investing our resources into smart & humane alternatives.

Today’s email is the first in a series from CURB on the California Budget Battle!

In January, the proposed budget was released and as you’ll remember from our summary: Gov. Brown’s Budget: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the budget includes some modest parole reforms that we want to expand and & prevents additional out-of-state transfers!

However, the budget also includes plans to spend MILLIONS of our tax dollars to expand the prison and jail system by over 5,000 new beds.

On the horizon there are a series of important Budget Hearings in Subcommittee No. 5 on Corrections in the Senate and Assembly. We encourage you to attend or tune into these hearings.  The first two are tomorrow and this Thursday!

Over the next few months we’ll be sending out vital rapid response updates and urgent action alerts, until the Governor actually signs the budget sometime around July 1st.

Please join us in standing up for a budget that prioritizes services and programs for our most vulnerable Californians, and stops throwing our taxdollars down the rat hole of incarceration!

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