Dear Supporter,Sacramento is feeling our pressure, the budget committee voted not to spend the recidivism reduction fund to expand prisons! Now, we have a good chance to stop a new attempt to fund the construction of new jails.
Assembly Bill 2356 will increase the latest $500 million the Governor is attempting to move through the budget for jail construction to $1.2 billion! The high-interest on those bonds would take tens of millions of dollars from the state budget each year for decades to come.
Think about all the vital social services and educations programs we could fund with $1.2 billion dollars!
On Tuesday April 8th, the bill will be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. The hearing will take place at 9am in room 126. After that we will be supporting the Strong Families, Strong California Rally and Press Conference on the South Steps at 11:30 am.
Can you join us in Sacramento?
As a Californian who opposes mass incarceration, I hope you join me in opposing this policy by sending a letter today!
Californians United for a Responsible Budget