Tell state officials: Prop 47 savings belong in communities!

Dear Supporter,

In October, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) held its first of seven public meetings on the implementation of Prop 47 and how communities want to invest the savings.

The next four public meetings have been scheduled in Fresno, San Bernardino, LA and San Diego, and they need to hear from you!

This is the same Board that has doled out over $2 billion dollars for jail construction. We must ensure that these new jails don’t absorb any of the Prop 47 savings.

It is important that the BSCC hear a unified message from communities throughout the state: We want care in the community, not in jails; we want our people deciding what happens with the Prop 47 savings, not law enforcement

Please share this meeting information with folks you know who might be interested in attending these mobilizations.

Meeting Dates and Locations

Fresno – January 25 from 6-8pm; rally and press conference at 5:30
County of Fresno Board of Supervisors Chambers, Hall of Records, Room 301
2281 Tulare Street Fresno, CA 93721

Contact: Debbie Reyes, California Prison Moratorium Project

San Bernardino – January 26 from 6-8pm (RSVP)
San Bernardino County East Valley Water District Board Room
31111 Greenspot Road Highland, CA 92346

Contact: Maribel Nuñez, California Partnership

LA – January 27 from 6-8pm (RSVP)
County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Chambers, Hall of Administration
500 Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Contact: Jessica Farris, ACLU
San Diego – January 28 from 6-8pm 
San Diego Hall of Justice
330 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101
Contact: Lauren Alexander, ACLU
To help you prepare for your local meeting, we wanted to share our Heal Don’t Hurt Campaign Pamphlet. You’ll find more info on the BSCC, talking points, our community demands, and a whole lot more. To see what happened at the hearing here in Oakland, check out this YouTube video.

In solidarity,

Emily Harris, Field Director
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Member of Californians United for a Responsible Budget

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