There is strength in numbers. When many people band together to demand change, change happens. That’s what CURB does: they are a statewide alliance of organizations that recognize the importance of advocating loudly and together creating a force for change.
As a family member of an incarcerated person, I have experienced the pain and suffering that accompanies separating someone from their loved ones. I know the costs the family endures, the hardships of traveling, the poor treatment by prison authorities, and the stigma of having a loved one behind bars. And CURB helped me activate this experience into action.
I first met up with CURB members in San Diego, fighting against more construction at Donovan State Prison, and was immediately impressed by the strength of the coalition. I remember experiencing the dedication to strengthen the work of local organizers, the tenacity in monitoring the state budget process, and the care given to the participation of new individuals that CURB shared with us.
Coalitions like CURB understand the extent of the problem of mass incarceration and the need to educate and build people up who are working toward a different world.
As a person who is directly impacted by incarceration, an advocate, and a monthly donor to CURB I’m asking you, [[First_Name]], to join me in supporting the work of this dynamic group.