Category: Regular Content

A Donor from Across Prison Walls…

Dear Supporter, My name is Mark Stanley-Bey and I am writing to you from across prison walls as a CURB donor. This year I donated five pieces of artwork to CURB in hopes of sustaining the work of this vital coalition. A coalition that fights every day for freedom.  I appreciate CURB because they are reaching…



Our thanks to you

As we continue processing the consequences of the election — from our fear and revulsion of the new president, to our hope and excitement for the potential of Propositions 57 and 64 to bring our loved ones home and heal our communities — I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for your…



Moving Ahead and Growing Our People Power

The last few days have been a hard and dark time for most of us. We have run through many of the horrifying scenarios that could occur after the final election results. We’ve thought of how many of us women may lose the legal right to protect our bodies. Or the possibility that many undocumented…



Community shuts down jail construction vote, supervisors dubiously move ahead in closed session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 25, 2016 MEDIA CONTACTS: Diana Zuniga – (213) 864-8931, LA No More Jails Coalition diana@curbprisonspending.org Mark-Anthony Johnson – (818) 259-1322, LA No More Jails Coalition markanthonyj@dignityandpowernow.org LOS ANGELES – Today, after years of community pressure against the $3.7 billion jail plan, a coalition of formerly incarcerated people, community organizers, students,…



Tuesday Oct 25 | Rise Up to #StopToxicJail!

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors is planning to vote on two items that will move forward the $3.7 billion jail plan in our community. On Tuesday, they plan to vote on the final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed women’s jail in Lancaster and to approve draft construction plans for the replacement to Men’s…



YES on Prop 57: People not Prisons!

Dear Supporter, In just three weeks, Californians will have the opportunity to change the state’s criminal injustice system and reduce the deeply destructive impact that our enormous and expensive prisons have on more than 1110,000 people, our families and our communities. On Election Day, November 8th, vote YES on Proposition 57 to both protect California youth from…



Join us to #Reimagine109!

Dear Supporter, We are very excited to invite you to the relaunch of an amazing campaign, #Reimagine109: LA’s 50% Campaign. The #Reimagine109 campaign focuses on re-directing at least 50% of LA County’s AB 109 funding to community-based programs that prioritize holistic care, dignity for all, and empowering those most impacted by the criminal justice system.  Will…



Urgent: Stop the Toxic Jail!

LA No More Jails Coalition has been fighting jail expansion for the past 10 years in Los Angeles and not one cage has been built. Now, we are in the thick of the fight to stop construction of a toxic women’s jail in Lancaster. This jail will squander nearly $120 million to cage over 1,600 women as part of…



LA Community Members denounce a budget that is environmentally, economically and socially toxic for Black and Brown communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 26, 2016 LA Community Members denounce a budget that is environmentally, economically and socially toxic for Black and Brown communities Press Contact: Diana Zuñiga, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, Diana@curbprisonspending.org or 213-864-8931 Twitter: @CURBprisons #NoMoreJails What: County Budget Teach-In and Letter Delivery Where: Grand Park, adjacent to the Board of…



Can Stop, Will Stop: Join us to fight jail expansion!

Los Angeles is still in the thick of a $3.7 billion jail plan and the county budget process. The county still has the opportunity to invest in community solutions instead of incarceration. To continue the conversation and build up pressure, CURB and it’s members are organizing several events in the next three weeks for you…