Victory Towards Care, Not Cages!

Dear Supporter,

carenotcages (1)We are thrilled to announce that Senate Bill 966 (Mitchell), which would repeal the sentencing enhancement for prior drug convictions, has just passed its first policy committee! SB 966 is sponsored by CURB, the Drug Policy Alliance, and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

This is the first test for this bill. Please support us in our next step to pass SB 966: Our statewide Care Not Cages Lobby Day!

More than 60 CURB members from across the state will join us for our lobby day this Thursday in Sacramento — Care Not Cages: Budget for a Stronger California — to build on the momentum of this victory and to fight against the expansion of prisons and jails. We will be meeting with legislators to express our support for SB 966 and other priority legislation, and our opposition to the Governor’s proposed $250 million for jail expansion.

Would you consider supporting our efforts to lobby for a responsible budget?

By donating $10, you would pay for breakfast and lunch for one person who attends. With $30, you would help pay for gas for people driving from the Bay Area, with $60, you could support a car from the Central Valley, and with $100, you would help pay for gas for people driving from Los Angeles or the Inland Empire.

Your gift will help bring out as many people as possible on April 7th.

In solidarity,

Eunisses headshotEunisses Hernandez

Drug Policy Alliance

Member, Californians United for a Responsible Budget


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