Month: August 2014

End Police Violence & Mass Incarceration in Ferguson and Everywhere

We stand with the family of Mike Brown, the people of Ferguson, and those traveling from across the country to Missouri this weekend for the Black Lives Matter Ride, as they continue to stand up for justice and fight back against state violence in our communities.   We continue to envision a world where deadly…



Aug: 20th – Los Angeles Letter to the Editor Training

CURB’s media team has developed a Letter to the Editor Training, to help facilitate the creation of our Letter to the Editor Rapid Response Team. The next training will be next week Los Angeles! Letters to the editor are a quick and easy way to influence reporters, editorial boards and public opinion and a great…



LA Residents Caravan 70 Miles to Raise Awareness on Wasteful Jail Expansion

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- August 15, 2014 Press Contact: Diana Zuniga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget – 213.864.8931 or diana@curbprisonspending.org Spanish: Antonio Elizondo, Dream Team LA – 310.462.7253 or antonio.river.elizondo@gmail.com When: August 16th, 2014 9-10:30am: Rally Lynwood Jail (11705 S. Alameda, Lynwood, CA 90262 11am-2pm: Car caravan to former Mira Loma Detention Center 2-4pm: Art…



Construyamos Comunidades Fuertes, No Mas Jaulas

PARA PUBLICACION IMMEDIATA-AGOSTO 16, 2014 LOS ANGELES Contacto de Prensa: Diana Zuniga, Californianos Unidos por un Presupuesto Responsable (CURB) – 213.864.8931 Que: Caravana y Marcha/ Conferencia de Prensa Cuando: Agosto 16th, 2014 a las 9:00 am Donde: Inicio de la marcha en la Carcel de Lynwood (11705 S Alameda Ave Lynwood, CA 90262) Marcha en…



Communities Rally Across Southern California to Oppose Wasteful Prison and Jail Expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- August 15, 2014 LOS ANGELES: Press Contact: Diana Zuniga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget – 213.864.8931 and​ ​Diana@curbprisonspending.org What: Caravan Rally/Press Conference When: 9-10:30am: Rally Lynwood Jail (11705 S. Alameda, Lynwood, CA 90262 11am-2pm: Car caravan to former Mira Loma Detention Center 2-4pm: Art Action and Rally at Mira Loma Detention…



10,000 new jail beds in Riverside?

Dear Supporter, Did you know that Riverside County currently operates five jails: Blythe Jail, Indio Jail, Robert Presley Detention Center, Smith Correctional Facility, and the Southwest County Jail – in addition Riverside is scheming to build another 10,000 new jail beds in the next 12 years.   Bring attention to this waste of human and financial resources, join…



Letter: Look for alternatives to building more jails

James Folmer, The Desert Sun 3:30 p.m. PDT August 11, 2014 (Photo: Crystal Chatham/The Desert Sun ) The Desert Sun received the reaction we expected to our Friday editorial saying the overcrowding the Riverside County jails was unacceptable. Mark Pereyda of Cathedral City points out that The Desert Sun was among those who opposed the proposed…



Have you ever seen a line this long?

Dear Supporter, On Tuesday over 250 people showed up to the Board of Supervisors! RSVP for August 16th! #nomorejails This week you were among hundreds of Angelenos who took action to demand a Civilian Review Board, no more jails and push for community based solutions.  Diana, thank you for raising your voice! The Board rejected…



LA Residents Demand Civilian Oversight, Not $14.5 Million On Moving the Mega Jail Plan Forward 

MEDIA ADVISORY – August 4th, 2014  Contact: Patrisse Cullors-Brignac of Dignity and Power Now at 213-375-4518 or patrissemarie@gmail.com Whitney Richards-Calathes of Youth Justice Coalition at 917-414-8609 or whitneymrc@gmail.com When: Tuesday, August 5th.  Rally begins at 9:00am prior to LA County Board of Supervisors meeting. S-1, set for 11:00 AM, motion on Sheriff’s Oversight Commission. Item 24, no set time, recommendation from CEO to establish capital…