Month: August 2013

Stop the Corrections Budget Grab – Sign on to our Sac Bee Ad

Governor Brown wants to spend billions of dollars for prison expansion and use the budget surplus to do this. Instead of utilizing real population reduction strategies like expanding good time credits, implement elder prisoner parole, and countless others he wants to waste more taxpayer money. If they think that we’ll sit by and watch a…



Use the Budget for Prison Expansion? No Way!

Governor Brown is going to try to use the state’s fragile budget surplus to fund hundreds of millions of dollars in prison expansion. Jerry Brown Is Really Messing This One Up You Can Stop Him, If You Want. Click Here: Say No to Brown’s Prison Expansion! This is the worst possible scenario not just for…



#StoptheCABudgetRaid Twitter Bomb all @AssemblyDems #NoPrisonExpansion

Wednesday, August 28th please join education, health and human services, faith leaders and criminal justice advocates as we Twitter Bomb Governor Brown and the @AssemblyDems to prevent billions of dollars in corrections spending. Please send the following tweets or write your own! Click Here: To RT from @CURB_Prisons #StoptheCABudgetRaid Twitter Bomb all @AssemblyDems #NoPrisonExpansion #StoptheCABudgetRaid Twitter Bomb…



San Francisco Leaders Rally to Stop Proposed Jail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—August 29, 2013 San Francisco Leaders Rally to Stop Proposed Jail Call on Community Corrections Partnership to Reject Sheriff’s Plan and Reduce Jail Population When: Thursday, August 29th, 12pm Where: San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Room Contact: Misty Rojo, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, 510-506-0978 San Francisco—Community leaders with gather at the Community Corrections Partnership this Thursday to…



ADVOCATES TO RALLY IN SACRAMENTO TO STOP THE GOVERNOR’S PRISON EXPANSION

MEDIA ADVISORY – August 23rd, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget 510-435-1176 RALLY AND PRESS CONFERENCE DETAILS When: Tuesday, August 27th, 10 am Where: Sacramento State Capitol Event Contact: Pete Woiwode, pete@communitychange.org  (510) 504-9552 EDUCATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADVOCATES TO RALLY IN SACRAMENTO TO STOP THE GOVERNOR’S PRISON EXPANSION Rally will call on…



#FF Tweet to Stop the Gov Budget Grab

Friday, August 23rd please join education, health and human services and criminal justice advocates as we Twitter Bomb Governor Brown and the administration to prevent a $1Billion corrections budget grab. Please send the following tweets or write your own! Click Here: To RT from @CURB_Prisons Raid the #CA budget for #prison expansion? Join thousands and tell @JerryBrownGov “no way!”http://j.mp/1bQBINQ #restoreca #cabudget #FF Raid the #CA budget…



Coalition Stops Jail Construction Plan in Its Tracks

For Immediate Release – August 15, 2013 Press Contact: Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Ph. 510-435-1176 Sacramento—Members of a statewide anti-prison coalition acted swiftly this week to defeat Senate Bill 445 (Hill) Revenue Bond Financing of Prison Construction. Today the bill authored by Senator Hill died in Assembly Public Safety when none…



Opposition to Controversial San Diego Prison Expansion

For Immediate Release – August 8, 2013 Contact: Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, (213) 864-8931 Environmental Impact Report hearing, Thursday August 8, 2013 6:00pm at the City of Chula Vista City Council Chambers, 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910. San Diego – Plans to build thousands of new prison cells in San Diego have…



Fall 2013 Anti-Prison Internship Announcement

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) is offering an enthusiastic, self-starting, hardworking person an exciting internship in our Oakland and/or Los Angles 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 opportunity to gain experience in research,…