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Demand funding for #CommunitySolutions, not more jails!

We got one more to go, Supporter! Today is the last day to send comments to the Board of Supervisors about the 2015-16 proposed budget, which includes realignment funding (AB 109). The proposed budget reflects the same distribution of funds as in prior years. Over the past 4 years of realignment, more than 80% of…



Day 4: Demand #CivilianReviewBoard with Bite

On Day 4 of our week of action, we demand to see funding for #CivilianReviewBoard in the #LABudget.  Last December, the Board of Supervisors approved the creation of a civilian oversight commission of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. This historic vote was the product of two years of community organizing and county wide mobilizations demanding…



#CABudget Battle: What did the May Revise bring us?

*Courtesy of Noah Miska of Sin Barras* Dear Supporter, The May Budget Revise was released on Thursday, coming after Senator Loni Hancock’s call to close Norco State Prison. Yet, the long overdue closure of the decrepit prison was not part of Governor Brown’s agenda. Norco has been slated for demolition since 2012, but the administration…



#LABudget Week of Action!

Dear Supporter, Thank you for coming out this week. The energy and sense of community at the Mother’s Day Event and Budget Hearing was great! Also, some of our members and allies in Los Angeles had some amazing wins! ICE out of LA worked to stop the 287(g) agreement and Dignity and Power Now pushed to…



CURB is Hiring – Apply Today!

We are so excited to announce that we are seeking a highly organized, passionate person to serve as CURB’s Statewide Advocacy and Communications Co-Coordinator. Individual will be responsible for strengthening CURB’s profile and work by representing CURB in the media and at convenings, actions, conferences, meetings, coalitions, networks and other public events. This person will work directly with the other co-coordinator and…



Possible Prison Closure? And May Budget Revise Actions!

This week has brought us a lot of promising news, and tomorrow we will see Governor Brown’s revisions to the state budget. First, thanks to YOU we were able to get SB 171, the county involuntary transfer bill, pulled. This means we don’t have to worry about itthis year, but we may see it again…



Stop sending our loved ones away!

Dear Supporter, Our bills are still on suspense, but we are grinding away and will ask you to take action soon. For now, did you hear about SB 171? Senator Ted Gaines has recently introduced a policy that would authorize the Sheriff of each county to transfer prisoners to any state, county or private jail or…



NO MORE JAILS and NO MORE COPS in LA!

Dear Supporter, The county budgeting process is under way! Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved the recommended budget for FY 2015-16 and will be holding a public budget hearing on Wednesday, May 13th. This hearing is critical. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is requesting a total of $4 billion in this year’s budget. They want to…



Victory in Sacramento! Bringing us closer to our long term goal

We’ve done it, Supporter! All of CURB’s sponsored bills passed in the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees thanks in large part to the powerful testimonies from CURB member organizations and the hundreds of people who tweeted their support. California representatives received over 750 tweets from supporters like you!  The bills will be moving forward to…