Support CURB on #GivingTuesday !

Show your support for CURB’s transformative work on #GivingTuesday!

CURB has had a year of major accomplishments thanks to your support!

From the passing of the RISE Act, to the launch of the JusticeLA Campaign, the CURB coalition has made huge strides towards our collective liberation! But there is more work to be done! As we gear up for next year’s legislative and budget cycles, supporters of prison and jail expansion are gearing up as well.

Help us get a head start! 

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Happy to Join CURB

I am the daughter of a law enforcement officer and sister to someone currently incarcerated, an up-and-coming poet, and aspiring Civil Rights Attorney. For over a year I have dedicated myself to legal research and advocacy for those most affected by the prison-industrial complex, with a strong focus on successful community sponsored re-entry. I have … Read more

Voting Restoration & Democracy Act- Join us!

We are getting ready to start collecting petition signatures to get the Voting Restoration & Democracy Act on the Nov. 2018 ballot, and we need volunteers! If we get this passed, 180,000 people in prison and on parole in CA will have their rights to vote restored!

Come out tonight from 6-8pm and get trained on:

  1. How to collect signatures
  2. VRDA talking points
  3. How to reach people directly impacted by incarceration

Address: 436 14th St, Oakland, CA Suite #723

Can’t make it in person? Call in: (641) 715-0712 Access Code 188007#

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Drop LWOP- the time is now!

Dear Supporter,

Governor Brown has several bills on his desk that speak to California voters’ commitment to move away from punitive punishments and closer to community based car, as a model for public safety. Included in that stack of criminal justice reform legislation is SB 394 which moves to end life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) as a sentence for youth.

We take this victory as a step in the right direction and are asking you to join with California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) in a statewide campaign to DROP LWOP and secure sentence commutations for all those serving Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP). LWOP is an inhumane sentence which denies people the possibility to rehabilitate and move towards reaching their highest potential.

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RISE Act passes! On to the Governor’s desk!

Dear Supporter,

Congratulations! California has successfully passed the biggest sentencing reform in the history of the California State Legislature. SB 180 moves out of the Assembly on a 41 to 25 vote and on to the governor’s desk to be signed.

Much appreciation to every person who took the time to make calls, send in letters, forward emails and activate their social media platforms to help advocate for the Repeal of Ineffective Sentencing Enhancements! Special thanks to each amazing organizer who has been so dedicated to this campaign: ACLU of Northern California, California Public Defenders Association, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, Drug Policy Alliance, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Friends Committee on Legislation of California, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and of course, Senator Holly J. Mitchell! (click and like their FB pages-stay connected with us!)

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