A Year of Collective Success…

Dear Supporter,

The power of our coalition comes from how incredible, unique, and dedicated our member organizations are. So today we wanted to celebrate the relationships that make our work possible. And highlight the success that the CURB coalition has experienced.

We know this would not be possible without each of our members and individuals like you.

Making Policy Change Real: In 2015 we saved $20 million from going into new prisons. And thousands of children could be reunified with their parents because of the expansion to alternative custody we helped win through SB 219.

Making History: Just this month, we celebrated a monumental victory as years of organizing came to fruition and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors rejected a controversial proposal to build a new maximum security jail.

Expanding Our Reach: Over the last three years, we doubled our membership size by organizing and building a shared vision of reinvesting state and local money into community solutions, education, and social services.

Support Grassroots Organizing: We have strengthened over 10 local fights against jail and prison expansion by organizing community forums, policy briefings, and capacity building trainings.

Shifting the Conversation: This year we have impacted the public perception of criminal justice issues by being featured in nearly 100 news articles and broadcasts, and releasing two statewide reports.

Together we have coordinated a powerful statewide movement that is impacting statewide policy and growing stronger each day.

We are so thrilled to be able to work with such awe-inspiring organizations. Thanks for being a part of CURB.

With hope and love,

Diana Zuñiga

Statewide Development and Membership Coordinator

Californians United for a Responsible Budget

P.S. We are more than half way to our goal! Will you help us raise $10,000 or become a monthly sustainer?

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