Two Events to Stop the San Mateo Jail


The San Mateo County supervisors have put forward a plan to add $44.2 million dollars to this year’s budget for constructing a $160 million jail that we don’t need– and can’t afford. We can stop it, but we need your help!
Please join us for two important upcoming events: 

Community Townhall to Stop the New Jail

Saturday, August 25 – 1-4pm

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ALL OUT: San Mateo Board of Supervisors

Tuesday, September 11 – 9am

 

Community Townhall to Stop the New Jail
Saturday, August 25 – 1-4pm
Free at Last
1796 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

RSVP: to the facebook event here!

Come to a community meeting to learn about the ongoing fight against the proposed jail expansion in San Mateo County. While San Mateo County slashes education, healthcare and other community services, it wants to spend $160 million to open new jail cells that will primarily be filled with people of color from poor and working class communities.The event will include performances, testimony from former prisoners and family members, and local speakers sharing strategies on how to fight the jail and stop cuts to the programs that matter most. Join with neighbors and local community organizations to stop the jail!BBQ lunch will be served. The space is wheelchair accessible.

ALL OUT: San Mateo Board of Supervisors
Tuesday, September 11 – 9am
Board Chambers 400 County Center, First Floor Redwood City, CA 94063

On September 11th, we’re going to demand that San Mateo’s Supervisors cancel the jail, starting with the 44.2 million dollars in this year’s budget. We need to turn out in full force–that means not just you, but your neighbors, friends, family, and coworkers.  We need you to start talking to people on your block, at your church, and in your classrooms. We can stop the County from locking up so many people and wasting so much money, but we need your help.
Come speak out against the jail construction plan!

Organized by Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) member organizations and allies: All of Us or None, ACLU of Northern California, Architects / Designers / Planners / for Social Responsibility, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Critical Resistance, Justice Now, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and Occupy Redwood City.  CURB is a statewide alliance of over 50 organizations working to curb prison spending by reducing the number of people in prison and the number of prisons in California.

For more information: 510-435-1176info@curbprisonspending.orgwww.curbprisonspending.org