Category: Regular Content

Thanks from CURB!

Hello Supporter, A huge thank you for making CURB’s art fundraiser, Break it Down: Art + Resistance a huge success — we couldn’t have done it without you. Our art auction is still happening. Will you place a bid today?  With over 250 people attending we celebrated the work of anti-prison organizers from across the state…



Over 50 artists are giving to CURB – Will you join?

Hello Supporter, My name is Rosa, and I am the development intern this summer for CURB. I have learned so much in the past 3 months about the real dedication and perseverance it takes to fight the prison industrial complex. Working with CURB is a truly rewarding experience and the event which I have helped…



What the new CA budget means for us

Dear Supporter, It is now the beginning of the new fiscal year in California, as Governor Brown signed the state’s 2016-17 budget on Monday. This year, thanks to your incredible action and passionate advocacy, the idea of moving resources away from law enforcement and imprisonment gained serious traction. But law enforcement continues to gain power as…



Check out the Mother's Day Video & join us on Father's Day!

Dear Supporter, Thank you to all those folks that came out to Mother’s Day in May and to the Care Not Cages Art Party this past week. This weekend we are celebrating Father’s Day at the Twin Towers and we want to invite you to join us. We also wanted to share the amazing video…



We Are So Close…

Dear Supporter, As a CURB intern, it has been thrilling to witness the amazing people power of our coalition. Last week, we won a significant victory as both houses of the legislature voted to reject the Governor’s proposal for more jail construction funding. We are so close — but we’re not there yet. This week, the…



Demand Change with CURB…

Dear Supporter, There is strength in numbers. When many people band together to demand change, change happens. That’s what CURB does: they are a statewide alliance of organizations that recognize the importance of advocating loudly and together creating a force for change. As a family member of an incarcerated person, I have experienced the pain…



One house down, one to go!

Dear Supporter, Sacramento heard you! Following months of community pressure and mobilizations, the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety — which more than 50 CURB members stormed on our April 7 Lobby Day — voted to reject the governor’s proposed $250 million in jail construction funding. This is a powerful moment, and we have got to keep…



Prison, Jail Expansion hidden behind supposed “Investments to Rehabilitation and Reentry”

For Immediate Release – May 13, 2016 Press Contact: Lizzie Buchen, Co-Coordinator, Californians United for a Responsible Budget 510-435-1176 lizzie@curbprisonspending.org @CURBprisons Sacramento – Governor Jerry Brown released a revised state budget today that divests $250 million from communities for jail construction, fortifies and expands the prison system, and fails to support urgently needed programs and…



Let's heal our women together…

Dear Supporter, As we continue to fight against the proposed construction of a new $200 million women’s jail in Los Angeles County we want to invite you to the LANMJ Mother’s Day Event to celebrate our victories and our women.  Last year’s event was a moving experience for everyone involved. Just check out the video that was created…



Why I'll be back for CURB's next lobby day

Dear Supporter, I’m an undocumented and unafraid organizer with the Immigrant Youth Coalition. A few weeks ago, I attended my first CURB lobby day, along with other immigrant community members impacted by incarceration, detention, and deportation. It was so powerful to see community members from across the state coming together to share stories, advocate for care…