Communities Rising: Solutions to End the War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration!

California Needs a Budget For Humanity!
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Click Here to read CURB’s Budget For Humanity! This report outlines our solutions and demands for solving California’s prison and budget crisis.

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Critical Resistance and Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) cordially invite you to…

Communities Rising! Community Solutions!

On June 17th and June 18th CURB members and allies will be mobilizing Statewide Days of Action throughout California to end the 40 year War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration.

California is at the center of the national discussion on state budget deficits, the effects of 40 years of the drug war, and the mass incarceration crisis. With a growing $26 billion deficit and a shrinking social safety net, California still imprisons more people than any other state in the U.S.

On May 23rd, in response to the infamous Plata/Coleman overcrowding lawsuit, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California needs to reduce its prison population by more than 40,000 over the course of the next two years.

As we approach the 40 year mark of the war on drugs and as California policymakers start making moves to reduce a deadly prison system, our solutions and analysis are at the forefront!

Please join CURB member organizations and our allies for a series of statewide Days of Actions happening next week throughout the state of California. If you aren’t in California, please support us by forwarding this email to your contacts throughout California.

Bay Area Rally, Speak-Out, & March!

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Solutions to End the 40 year War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration!

Friday, June 17th from Noon-1:30pm at San Francisco City Hall

Rally, Speak Out and March with the

Brass Liberation Orchestra!

Please RSVP on Facebook (COMMUNITIES RISING: Bay Area Day of Action) and help spread the word!

Southern California ALL DAY EVENTS!
Panel Discussions, Live Music, & Candle-lit Vigil!

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A response to the failed 40-year war on drugs and mass incarceration

Saturday, June 18th – Doors Open at 1pm – All Day Events at Chuco’s Justice Center
1137 E. Redondo Blvd. Inglewood CA 90302

Please RSVP on Facebook (Community Solutions: A response to the War on Drugs and Incarceration) and help spread the word

Central Valley Rallies & Legislative Visits in Fresno, Bakersfield, Madera, and Visalia!

3 point plan pt 2COMMUNITIES RISING!
Release, Rehabilitate, Educate and Employ
Bring on a Budget for Humanity, Bring Back our Programs!
No More Millions to System Failure: No More Failed Jails/No More Prison Alley!
Friday, June 17th from 11:00-1:00pm
At the State Building 2500 Mariposa Mall, Rally and Legislative Visits.
Sponsored by ACLU Greater Fresno Chapter, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, California Prison Moratorium Project, Center for Non-Violence, and Fresno Brown Berets!


Friday, June 17th from 4:00-5:00pm
At the Courthouse at Chester and Truxtun, Rally and Legislative Visits.

Friday, June 17th at 5:00pm
Rally at 200 Ford St. across from Courthouse.

Sponsored by: Madera Citizens for Better Community and Schools, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, and California Prison Moratorium Project!

Saturday, June 18th at 2:00-3:00pm
Rally at Mooney & Caldwell.
Sponsored by: Californians United for a Responsible Budget, California Prison Moratorium Project, and Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes – Bakersfield and Visalia Chapters!

Please keep checking CURB’s website for updates on the Days of Action and our campaign for the Budget For Humanity. If you’re interested in getting more involved, please email the alliance: