Month: April 2014

VICTORY! We defeated $4 billion in new prison & jail beds

Today, we celebrate the defeat of two terrible bills that would have unleashed at least $4 billion dollars in prison & jail construction funding on communities across California. This victory sends a clear message that Californians want a different future for their state and are willing to TAKE ACTION for a future that prioritizes jobs, education, housing, and…



Coalition Defeats Two Major Prison & Jail Construction Proposals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 29th, 2014 Coalition Defeats Two Major Prison & Jail Construction Proposals MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget diana@curbprisonspending.org or 213-864-8931 California – Members of Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) acted swiftly this legislative session to defeat two bills which would have rammed forward over $4 billion…



Budget Battle: $5 Billion More for Education, Health & Human Services

Tomorrow, members of Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), advocating to reduce state spending on jail and prison expansion, will join the call for $5 Billion more in 2014 to restore our social safety net.  We are uniting with students, educators, parents and health & welfare advocates by saying to the Governor “it’s raining now!” Join this…



Just Say No To The New Jim Crow in San Diego

San Diego is really heating up. We are inviting you to work with us in demanding no new prison beds in San Diego and throughout the state! The San Diego No More Prisons Coalition invites you to take part in a community forum to help us fight against the prison industrial complex and to put a…



What California Could Do With $500 Million, Instead of Build New Jails

Check-out our most recent resource for the How to Stop a Jail in Your Town Toolkit. Download the PDF. What California Could Do With $500 Million, Instead of Build New Jails California has spent over $1.7 billion subsidizing unnecessary jail expansion since 2011 and now proposes to waste another $500-$1,200 million on even more jails. Such…



Coalition Opposes All Proposals to Expand Jails and Prisons in Sacramento

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 22, 2014 MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Zuniga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Diana@curbprisonspending.org 213.864.8931 When: April 22 & 23, 2014 Where: April 22 – Senate Public Safety Committee at 9:30 am in Room 3191 April 23 – Assembly Sub 5 Budget Hearing at 1:30pm in Room 437 Who: Members of Californians United for a Responsible Budget (an…



Budget Battle: Stop $500 million in jail construction money!

Stop Jail Construction FundingAct Now!   Dear Supporter,Tomorrow California’s Assembly Budget Committee will be discussing a dangerous proposal that would add $500 million for jail construction to this year’s budget. Stopping this funding stream would mark an important victory for our loved ones, friends, neighbors and coworkers across California who have been fighting against the…



Budget Battle: Stop $2.8 billion of prison construction today!

  Stop Prison Construction Funding Act Now! Dear Supporter,  The State of California recently distributed $800 million for prison expansion and now Senator Nielsen is proposing to increase funding for prison construction by $2.8 billion authorizing the CDCR to add 32,000 beds to existing prison facilities. This is on top of the $500 million being proposed…



Budget Battle: Stop $1.2 billion in jail construction money!

  Stop Jail Construction Funding Act Now! Dear Supporter,Sacramento is feeling our pressure, the budget committee voted not to spend the recidivism reduction fund to expand prisons! Now, we have a good chance to stop a new attempt to fund the construction of new jails. Let’s keep the pressure on! Assembly Bill 2356 will increase…