Budget Battle: Last Chance to Stop New Jail Money!

Dear Supporter,

The final debate on the corrections budget is heating up!  They STILL have not made a final decision on the jail funding.

The Sacramento Bee covered the story saying:

 “But it’s far from certain that Democratic lawmakers get all they want in this week’s budget negotiations. Gov. Jerry Brown and county sheriffs, for example, want $500 million in bond money to expand jails…Senate Democrats are seeking to broaden how that money can be used. They want to give county boards of supervisors the ability to spend it on mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities, transitional housing or other jail alternatives.”

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/06/10/6473097/mental-health-becomes-key-in-corrections.html#storylink=cpy

Reading between the lines this means the Senate is holding strong and we need to pressure the Assemblymembers to STOP the new jail funding!

Can you make 4 quick calls to the following Assemblymembers?

Atkins: (916) 319-2078

Skinner – (916) 319-2015

Weber – (916)  319-2079

Bloom – (916) 319-2050

Hello my name is _________  and I am calling to let you know that I am opposed to the $500 million for jail construction in this year’s budget. I am asking ____ as a member of the Budget Conference Committees to say NO to more jail construction funding and to invest in alternatives to incarceration not controlled by law enforcement. Our communities need your leadership. Thank you!

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