Month: May 2015

#CABudget Battle: 2 More Weeks to Make an Impact!

Take Action Now! *Courtesy of Noah of Sin Barras Dear Supporter, Sacramento has felt our pressure! As a result of our actions the Senate submitted a request for a plan to close Norco State Prison. Now we need the next group of officials on the budget, the Conference Committee, to feel the pressure too. We have…



Take Action for #NoMoreJails on JUNE 9

Dear Supporter, Thank you for participating in our #LABudget Week of Action. We had over 200 people take action to demand more funding for the programs and services that our county needs. We are having an impact in Los Angeles. The LA County Board of Supervisors are increasingly questioning the jail plan and beginning to consider alternatives…



Tomorrow: No New SF Jail Town Hall and the "People's Report" launch!

Dear Supporter, Join us tomorrow to take action: No New Jail in San Francisco! Event: Town Hall When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 Time: 2 – 4 pm Where: 2940 16th Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco RSVP on Facebook here. At the Town Hall, we are excited to launch the No New Jail in SF: The People’s Report by Critical Resistance-Oakland. The…



Will our bills get off of suspense?

T Tomorrow, we will find out if CURB’s co-sponsored bills will get off of suspense and move forward in the legislative process. Our Senators and Assemblymembers will need one last push before the big decision. This week we received thousands of letters from people who would be impacted by these bills, and we need to…



Take Action against New SF Jail Plan!

Last week, the city of San Francisco released a 200 page report to outline any environmental concerns related to the construction of a new jail. In all those pages, the Planning Department concluded that the jail would have no negative environmental impacts. We know better. We know that the new jail would be extremely damaging…



Saturday May 30 SF TOWN HALL!

Supporter, oppose a new jail in San Francisco!  City officials are moving foward with plans to build a new jail. They have not considered the impacts on our community of continuing to pursue the same destructive policies that criminalize people with mental health challenges, and Black, Brown and poor San Franciscans. San Francisco doesn’t need…



Demand funding for #CommunitySolutions, not more jails!

We got one more to go, Supporter! Today is the last day to send comments to the Board of Supervisors about the 2015-16 proposed budget, which includes realignment funding (AB 109). The proposed budget reflects the same distribution of funds as in prior years. Over the past 4 years of realignment, more than 80% of…



Day 4: Demand #CivilianReviewBoard with Bite

On Day 4 of our week of action, we demand to see funding for #CivilianReviewBoard in the #LABudget.  Last December, the Board of Supervisors approved the creation of a civilian oversight commission of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. This historic vote was the product of two years of community organizing and county wide mobilizations demanding…



Day 3: Take action for #NoMoreJails and end the criminalization of poor women!

  Let’s keep it going, Supporter!  Last week, we had a significant impact when we mobilized our communities to demand no more funding for cops and jail expansion. Our action bolstered Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ call to revisit the county’s destructive jail plan. However, the county is still trying to push forward expansion projects, including a $103…



Angelenos Protest Jail and Law Enforcement Expansion in County budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 12, 2015 Press Contact: Christina Tsao, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Christina@curbprisonspending.org or 626-215-4818 Twitter: @CURBprisons #NoMoreJails What: County Budget Press Conference and Creative Action Where: 500 W. Temple Blvd. Los Angeles, CA When: May 13, 2015 at 8:30am LOS ANGELES – On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Board…