Month: February 2015

Community Groups to Rally and Mobilize Against New SF Jail

For Immediate Release – Friday, February 27, 2015 Press Contacts:  Lisa Marie Alatorre, SF Coalition on Homelessness – 510.982.9275, lmalatorre@cohsf.org Mohamed Shehk, Critical Resistance – 408.910.2618, mohamed@criticalresistance.org Twitter: #nomorejails San Francisco – On March 2nd, community organizations and advocacy groups with the SF Jail Fight Coalition will be holding a rally against a proposed jail construction project in San Francisco, and will be mobilizing…



Let's talk strategy. Join us for education and action!

Dear Supporter, ALL EYES ON YOU BUILDING TOGETHER   So much is happening in Los Angeles. We are still fighting strong against jail expansion; the county is moving towards comprehensive mental health diversion; and we’re pushing to get increased funding for more re-entry, social and health services for our community. All this would not be without…



Stone bill aims to decrease recidivism

By Jason Hoppin in the Monterey County Herald on 02/23/15 Sacramento – With an eye on reducing the population in California’s overcrowded prisons, Assemblymember Mark Stone on Monday announced a new bill that could triple early-release credits for some inmates. If passed into law, AB 512 would increase the credits inmates can earn for participating in rehabilitative programs, such as…



We Changed the Venue – Now Join the No New SF Jail Rally!

Thanks to the quick action by members of CURB’s Action Network, we successfully got the venue of the meeting changed to a more community-friendly location!! Say NO to a New Jail in SF! Help us get the word out on Facebook or by sharing the Environmental Impact Flyer. #NoMoreJails On March 2nd from 6-8pm, Sheriff Mirkarimi and…



Riverside March 7th: Healing and music at the Freedom Concert!

We are very excited to inform you of the upcoming Freedom Concert presented by Recovery Inc., in conjunction with First Congregational Church in Riverside, Temple Beth El, Unity Fellowship Social Justice Ministries and others. The event is intended to raise awareness around the issues of mass incarceration and provide support for organizations that assist formerly…



Act Now: The Police Auditorium is No Place for a Community Meeting

We are reaching out with an urgent request for your support in our ongoing struggle to crush San Francisco’s plans for a new replacement jail. We have recently found out that there is an opportunity for public input on the proposed jail plan and wanted to make sure that as many people know about it as possible.…



Staff Transitions at CURB

After 4 amazing years as Statewide Coordinator, I’ll be transitioning out of my staff position in CURB at the end of February. Working with and for CURB has shaped who I am personally and politically.  It’s been an honor to get to know so many brilliant people and organizations. I’ve gotten to work every day…



SF: Turn Up Tomorrow, Feb. 10 For Your Trans Sisters!

Taja de Jesus was stabbed to death on the streets of San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood on February 1, 2015. Taja is the fourth known trans* woman of color to be violently murdered in California in the last four months and the fifth in the United States in 2015. We recognize this epidemic of violence as…



Stop us from organizing at the Santa Cruz jail? We say no way!

Only three days after hundreds of people attended the Cages Kill – Freedom Rally, the Sheriff along with other County bureaucrats have proposed an ordinance that would make it a misdemeanor to be within “designated security perimeters” around the jail. Sign here to say: No Way! This is a deliberate attempt to stop us from…