Month: December 2016

How Will We Win in 2017?

Dear Friend, In 2016, we helped local coalitions prevent jail construction in Los Angeles, Alameda, San Francisco, and other counties. Our member network grew. On the state level, we co-sponsored legislation, the RISE Act, to repeal the three-year enhancement for drug priors. This work must continue next year to enhance the future for all Californians. …



May the power be with us

Greetings CURB Supporter, I am Nicole Powell, a former intern with CURB, and a current graduate student at Harvard University. As an intern with CURB, I learned specifically about how public policy, media communications, and relationship building can be used in the fight against jail and prison construction.  I experienced how CURB works on multiple…



Happy Holidays Supporters!

  Thank you for all of your support in 2016! Peace and love, Californians United For A Responsible Budget



Join freedom fighters throughout California!

Dear Supporter, Our coalition has a different vision for California, a vision rooted in liberation. We envision changes that will bring people home, dismantle systems of imprisonment, and support true community health and prosperity. With your support, we look forward to making this vision a reality. In 2016 we have grown stronger than ever. This year…



Will you fight for a stronger California?

Dear Supporter, It was another Tuesday, and the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors was meeting to decide on the next steps to construct the $3.7 billion jail plan. As I listened to the board discuss their plans to build more jails, I stood up and started leading the room to fill it with chants of “no…