Month: April 2013

Internship Announcement Summer 2013

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) is offering an enthusiastic, self-starting, hardworking person an exciting internship in our Oakland and/or Los Angeles Office.   We are a statewide alliance of organizations working to curb prison spending by reducing the number of people in prison and the number of prisons in California. The internship provides the…



Community Leaders to Gather at Toxic Jail Site on Earth Day, Call on San Mateo County to Abandon Controversial Project

Media Advisory—Photo Opportunity When: Monday, April 22nd; 11am What: In commemoration of Earth Day, community organizers will descend on the new San Mateo County jail site in hazmat suits to illustrate the toxic nature of the jail expansion plan.  A press conference will follow. Where: 70 Chemical Way, Redwood City Contact:  Isaac Ontiveros, Californians United for…



The Countdown Begins…

We’re off to a great start. Since the Federal Court put Governor Jerry Brown on a strict three week deadline to reduce the state prison population, we’ve started to build the pressure it will take to make him do actually do it. Today, we need you to help build that pressure directly on lawmakers. Click…



THREE WEEKS IN CALIFORNIA

April 14th, 2013 Yet again this week the Ninth District Federal Judges ordered Governor Jerry Brown to downsize California’s massive and unconstitutional prison system. State officials have three weeks to produce a plan in compliance with the court’s order first issued in 2009. It’s time for everyone to echo the court’s determination: “Enough!” For decades…



Court Ruling Provides An Opportunity for Real Change, Advocates push for measures to reduce prison population

For Immediate Release – April 12th, 2013 Contact: Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget 510-435-1176 Sacramento: Yesterday’s ultimatum by the 3-Judge panel puts Gov. Brown and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) on notice to present a plan for further reductions in the state’s unconstitutionally crowded prisons within the next three…