Call-in before Tuesday 4/26 on 3 important criminal justice bills!

On Tuesday, April 26th three bills (details below) that Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) has taken a position on will be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. Our elected leaders need to hear what WE want in order to move these important criminal justice bills in the right direction!!! Please take a…



The Budget for Humanity – Join the Campaign Today!

The Budget for Humanity California’s budget crisis provides an urgent opportunity to dramatically shift the state’s funding priorities away from policing and imprisonment and toward education, health care, jobs, and housing. Brown’s budget proposal includes yet another round of devastating cuts to vital programs.  The Budget for Humanity proposes that we can re-unite families, strengthen…



Rally: Get Our Money Out of Prisons!

Tell California Legislators that Simple Sentencing Reform Would Save the State $450 Million! Next Monday at noon, the ACLU, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, the Drug Policy Alliance, the Ella Baker Center, the California Partnership and the Friends Committee on Legislation will convene on the Capitol steps demanding that the California Legislature cut prison…



Budget for Humanity Launch and CA Prison Overcrowding Lawsuit Update

Please join CURB for these two Budget For Humanity Launch Events: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Saturday, March 26th 1:00-4:00pm 3916 Sepulvida Blvd. Culver City, CA Facebook Event Link BAY AREA Tuesday, March 29th 6:00-8:00pm American Friends Service Committee 65 9th St. San Francisco, CA 94103 Facebook Event Link Check out the B4H Event Flier Here! California is…



Plata/Coleman case heard in Supreme Court

As the Supreme Court heard arguments for and against a federal judge’s order that California reduce the prison population by 40,000 people, CURB worked to make sure the voices of Californians who want a smaller prison budget and more money for health & human services were heard in the debate. Check out our op-eds here…



CURB denounces state budget

Check out CURB’s op-ed in the Sac Bee on the toxic relationship between the recent 2010-2011 state budget and California’s irresponsible prison expansion.The author is Jim Lindburg, CURB member and Legislative Director for Friends Committee on Legislation of California.



Fast 4 Freedom tomorrow

Starving for Justice Alliance takes Action with Prisoners across California California prisoners are being starved of the most basic human rights.  This fast represents their hunger for — Food Family Healthcare Community Healing Jobs Freedom On Friday, August 6, 2010, prisoners, their family members, and supporters across California will engage in a day of fasting…



Take Action California launches!

Take Action California is a virtual, one-stop, for political activism, action alerts, fact sheets, and events in support of grassroots advocacy throughout California. By increasing our collective capacity for e-advocacy, we hope to advance our shared agenda for social change, through criminal justice reform and human rights advocacy for disadvantaged and low income communities and…