Urgent: Stop the Toxic Jail!

LA No More Jails Coalition has been fighting jail expansion for the past 10 years in Los Angeles and not one cage has been built.

Now, we are in the thick of the fight to stop construction of a toxic women’s jail in Lancaster. This jail will squander nearly $120 million to cage over 1,600 women as part of an enormously dangerous $3.7 billion jail plan. We all know that this money could be better invested in the community to generate and expand life-affirming resources for all of us.

On Tuesday, October 11, the Board of Supervisors will vote to approve the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed women’s jail. This is the last and final opportunity to pressure the Board of Supervisors to vote against the Final EIR, reject the jail plan and send AB 900 monies back to the state.

We need all hands on deck!

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Stand together against state violence

Dear Supporter,

Every day, we hear about violence in the media, see it on the streets we live in, and feel it through our own experiences of trauma. The past few months have been difficult for us all — from the Orlando shooting, to the Stanford rape case, to the murder of Black men in Falcon Heights, Baton Rouge, and across the nation, to law enforcement taking advantage of young women’s bodies throughout the Bay Area, and to all the other pain that we never hear about.

These painful stories are used to incite fear in our communities and to bring up the fear we may have deep in our hearts. We hear numerous false promises that law enforcement will reform itself, will develop accountability mechanisms, or just needs more money.

We need to be clear that building trust and legitimacy involves us working together, caring for each other, and making sure we are bridging the needs of people that are experiencing violence with true solutions to addressing harm as we fight for a world without cages. We need to remain steady in our demands to create community-based supportive services, care for the most vulnerable, and compassion even when faced with darkness while continuing to fight against structural gender and racial violence.

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Over 50 artists are giving to CURB – Will you join?

Hello Supporter,

My name is Rosa, and I am the development intern this summer for CURB. I have learned so much in the past 3 months about the real dedication and perseverance it takes to fight the prison industrial complex. Working with CURB is a truly rewarding experience and the event which I have helped organize is now approaching. Unknown

I wanted to send you a friendly reminder that we are less than 2 weeks away from our art fundraiser, Break it Down: Art + Resistance!

Join us to help cultivate the resources we need to keep up the fight!

Over 50 talented artists have donated pieces to the cause and we even have a few art pieces that were donated from San Quentin prison. All the art will be on display September 9th and will be auctioned off online from September 7th-21st.

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Tell your local paper: No more jails!

Dear Supporter,

care not cages whiteThe fight continues in Sacramento. With all his cries for fiscal caution and his claims about reducing California’s sky-high incarceration rates, Governor Jerry Brown is on the verge of approving $270 million in high-interest loans to build new jails. This is the fourth round of jail construction funds approved since 2007, and there’s no sign that it would be the last.

Click here to send a Letter to the Editor to your local paper to say enough is enough.

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What we continue to learn…

Dear Supporter,

Our coalition has been working tirelessly toward a different vision for California.

With the help of donors like you, we have been able to raise almost $3,000, supporting our work of building a people-powered movement throughout the state of California to oppose Sacramento’s prison and jail expansion plans.

If we could do that with $3,000, imagine what we could do with $8,000?

During this month, our growing force persuaded the Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees to reject the state funding for new jails.

But our fight wasn’t over!

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