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CURB Articles, Reports, and Press Releases prior to 2018

JAIL FIGHT GOING UP ON TUESDAY

We got word late yesterday, that Alameda County is racing forward with a terrible plan next Tuesday to spend over $61 million taxpayer dollars to build a new “mental health unit” at Santa Rita Jail. We need you to say NO to jail expansion and YES to community-based mental health care.  The Alameda Jail Fight

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Thank You for 2016! – Now let's move into the #CAbudget!

Dear Supporter, Thank you for standing with us in 2016. We appreciate all that you gave to CURB and look forward to taking this people power into 2017. We are moving ahead quickly. Within the week, Governor Brown will unveil his proposed budget for 2017-2018, and CURB is ready. This year, more than ever, we

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How Will We Win in 2017?

Dear Friend, In 2016, we helped local coalitions prevent jail construction in Los Angeles, Alameda, San Francisco, and other counties. Our member network grew. On the state level, we co-sponsored legislation, the RISE Act, to repeal the three-year enhancement for drug priors. This work must continue next year to enhance the future for all Californians. 

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May the power be with us

Greetings CURB Supporter, I am Nicole Powell, a former intern with CURB, and a current graduate student at Harvard University. As an intern with CURB, I learned specifically about how public policy, media communications, and relationship building can be used in the fight against jail and prison construction.  I experienced how CURB works on multiple

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Join freedom fighters throughout California!

Dear Supporter, Our coalition has a different vision for California, a vision rooted in liberation. We envision changes that will bring people home, dismantle systems of imprisonment, and support true community health and prosperity. With your support, we look forward to making this vision a reality. In 2016 we have grown stronger than ever. This year

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Will you fight for a stronger California?

Dear Supporter, It was another Tuesday, and the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors was meeting to decide on the next steps to construct the $3.7 billion jail plan. As I listened to the board discuss their plans to build more jails, I stood up and started leading the room to fill it with chants of “no

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10 hours left – Donate to CURB on #GivingTuesday!

Dear [[First_Name]], I’m a member of CURB’S fundraising committee. I’m also a member of the No New SF Jail Coalition, organizing for 3+ years to defeat the San Francisco Sheriff & Mayor’s jail construction plans. CURB staff and member groups have anchored this jail fight, and we are winning: jail plans have been voted down at

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A Donor from Across Prison Walls…

Dear Supporter, My name is Mark Stanley-Bey and I am writing to you from across prison walls as a CURB donor. This year I donated five pieces of artwork to CURB in hopes of sustaining the work of this vital coalition. A coalition that fights every day for freedom.  I appreciate CURB because they are reaching

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