Month: June 2015

CURB Responds to Governor’s Aggressive Prison Construction Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 25, 2015 Press Contact: Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Diana@curbprisonspending.org or 213-864-8931 Twitter: @curbprisons SACRAMENTO, CA – Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) released the following statement from Statewide Coordinator Diana Zuñiga on the budget deal released by Governor Jerry Brown yesterday. The Corrections Budget continues…



Communities Statewide Mobilize to Sacramento, Oppose Funding for Local Jails

For Immediate Release – Friday, June 26, 2015 Communities Statewide Mobilize to Sacramento, Oppose Funding for Local Jails Press Contact: Christina Tsao – (626) 215-4818 – christina@curbprisonspending.org Californians United for a Responsible Budget Twitter: @curbprisons Sacramento – Today, community members and advocates from across California are pushing back against $500 million of state funds going to counties for jail construction…



Get Behind CURB – In the Spirit of Hope

Just the other day, I was out in the dayroom hoping to get a chance to use the phone to call my family. It’s always crowded, filled with noise and frustration bouncing off the steel and concrete that surrounds us on all sides. Even after 35 years of this, it remains a jarring experience. On…



FRIDAY – Statewide Mobilization to Stop Jail Expansion!

Join us this Friday, June 26 to deliver our message loud and clear in the Capitol: Stop flooding our communities with the threat of new cages! Pull the plug on jail construction money! This is the final year for politicians in Sacramento to distribute $500 million dollars for jail construction. We need to stop that money…



A new jail without harmful impacts? NO WAY!

Tomorrow, the SF City Planning Commission needs to hear your voice! The Planning Department is trying to short cut the process and force through plans for a new jail. They have tried to declare that there will be no significant impact to SF by filing a “mitigated negative declaration.” San Franciscans won’t stand for this! Join us…



TODAY: Alternatives to Jail Day of Action!

The No New SF Jail Coalition will be holding a day of action TODAY! Join us in a public hearing and rally on Alternatives to Jail Rebuild. This is another opportunity for us to demand San Francisco to invest in the resources that will strengthen our communities, not more cages. Come out to the hearing, join…



June 26 – Pull the Plug on Jail Expansion!

Dear Supporter, Together, we’ve been building a broad movement that speaks to the real needs of our communities: we need quality resources and alternatives to imprisonment, not more jails. We are at a crucial moment to band together: this is the final year for politicians in Sacramento to distribute $500 million dollars for jail construction,…



Take Action to Stop $332 million Jail in Riverside!

The Riverside County Budget is prioritizing $332 million for jail construction. On Monday, the Board of Supervisors will be discussing how to move forward with this plan. Take action to stop the $331 million jail construction project in Riverside! We want community solutions, not more jails. Jail expansion will bankrupt our county and lead to…



SF Rally for Alternatives to Jail Rebuild

On June 18, President Supervisor Breed and Supervisor Kim will hold a public hearing on Alternatives to a Jail Rebuild. This is another opportunity for the community to express what is crystal clear: San Francisco needs to invest in affordable housing, residential treatment programs, outpatient mental health services, health care for all, quality schools, parks and…



Community Applauds Los Angeles Supervisors Motion to Halt Jail Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 9, 2015 MEDIA CONTACTS: Diana Zuniga – (213) 864-8931, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Mark-Anthony Johnson – (818) 259-1322, Dignity and Power Now LOS ANGELES – Today, the LA County Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 2 in favor of halting the proposed $2 billion jail plan, including a…