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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…



LA Jail Fight Wins Comment Period Extension!

Dear Supporter, We were able to win more time to coment on the environmental implications of the proposed women’s jail in Lancaster. Will you send a comment today?  Through our strong organizing, LANMJ’s won an extension of the public comment period holding the County accountable to translating its Environmental Impact Report summary in Spanish and…



We did it! San Francisco said NO to the new jail!

Dear supporter, Yesterday was a historic moment in our long and difficult fight against jail expansion in California: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reject the new jail!  Since 2013, the people of San Francisco have been standing up to the City’s proposal to build a new jail and fortify its reliance…



Join us for a Community Justice Panel this weekend!

Dear Supporter, My name is Mary Sutton and I have been a life-long organizer with the LA No More Jails Coalition. This weekend I will be presenting the history of incarceration in the U.S., California and Los Angeles as a part of my work in the Urban Sustainability Program at Antioch. I am also organizing a Community Justice Panel of people…



Let's show Mayor Ed Lee what true innovation is

Dear Supporter, San Francisco is attempting to move forward with its proposal to divert hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars into erecting a new maximum security jail. Today, an advisory committee took a significant step by recommending the use of funds for the project. Now, it’s in the Board of Supervisors’ hands. Thanks to your…



Join us in Sacramento!

Dear Supporter, This Thursday, November 12, state officials will be making critical decisions that could entrench counties’ reliance on jails and imprisonment for decades to come. Join us in Sacramento to demand investments in communities, not cops and cages! At Thursday’s meeting, the Board of State and Community Corrections will decide whether to approve $500 million…



Freedom Function happening tomorrow!

Dear Supporter, The third FREEDOM FUNCTION is happening tomorrow. Los Angeles No More Jails Coalition is bringing together different communities organizing across Los Angeles’ many and varied neighborhoods. We’ll be talking through how to respond to issues of mental health in our communities and unmasking the narrative of ‘gender responsive’ jails and seeing them for what they…



Next Steps for PHSS…

Dear Supporter: Last month, California prisoners locked in isolation achieved a groundbreaking legal victory in their ongoing struggle against the use of solitary confinement.  This is a huge victory and there is still work to do. The win effectively ended indefinite long-term solitary confinement, and greatly limited the prison administration’s ability to use the practice, widely seen as…



Tell state officials: Invest in Communities, Not Cages!

Dear Supporter, This November will mark the one-year anniversary of the passage of Proposition 47, which reduced some low-level felonies, like drug possession and petty theft, to misdemanors. Thousands of people have been released from prison and jail as a result of the initiative, and even more have changed their records.  But the work can’t…



Will You Stand With Her?

Dear Supporter, My name is Gina and I am the founder of Essie Justice Group — a new, fierce organization of women with incarcerated loved ones and a proud member of CURB. Essie now has opportunity to win $500,000 to create an important women’s advocacy network in the CA Bay Area that can support the work…