Month: April 2015

NO MORE JAILS and NO MORE COPS in LA!

Dear Supporter, The county budgeting process is under way! Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved the recommended budget for FY 2015-16 and will be holding a public budget hearing on Wednesday, May 13th. This hearing is critical. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is requesting a total of $4 billion in this year’s budget. They want to…



Turn out tomorrow to say NO MORE JAILS, NO MORE COPS!

Dear Supporter, Tomorrow, the Budget and Finance Committee will meet to discuss the proposed spending costs for public safety services for this year. This hearing is critical as San Francisco Police Department will ask for an additional $23 million from the general fund to hire and train at least 150 new police officers. “More cops means…



URGENT: No Cents For Any Fence!

Dear Supporter, We are reaching out with an urgent request for your support to halt the Santa Cruz County Sherrif’s plans for a 7-foot tall gated iron fence around the Main Jail’s parking lot, which would cost $47,925 to complete. The parking lot where the fence would be built is an area that has been used…



Victory in Sacramento! Bringing us closer to our long term goal

We’ve done it, Supporter! All of CURB’s sponsored bills passed in the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees thanks in large part to the powerful testimonies from CURB member organizations and the hundreds of people who tweeted their support. California representatives received over 750 tweets from supporters like you!  The bills will be moving forward to…



Tweet your support to reduce the prison population today!

#BringOurEldersHome Supporter, Tomorrow is the big day! On Tuesday, April 7th, all of CURB’s sponsored bills will be heard in the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees. We trust that our legislators will make the right decisions on our behalf but, every now and again, we all need a little encouragement. Let California legislators know…



We're off to the State Capitol!

  Dear Supporter, All of CURB’s sponsored bills, including AB 512, will be heard in the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees next week on April 7th. We are working hard to get them passed, but we need your support – by attendance or tweets – in the process! Please join us at the State…