My name is Christina and I have been working with Los Angeles No More Jails (LANMJ) as a member of Critical Resistance LA for the past few months. I am now taking the CURB Media Internship to help our Los Angeles crew persuade more Angelenos to stand up and speak out against jail expansion.
Los Angeles No More Jails is thanking all of you for coming out and participating in our #NoMoreJails Caravan last month.
I was inspired to see so many people from various organizations in Southern California all teaming up to voice their opposition to the proposed construction of the 1,604-bed jail for women at the former Mira Loma Detention Center.
It was amazing to see the use of the hashtag #NoMoreJails across several social media platforms, which captured the momentum of the day and still continues to extend the life of our unified opposition against expansion.
Thank you to all that came out to document and experience this important day. Our presence was seen and felt through the inspiring photographs taken from our rally at Lynwood and creative action in Lancaster, and also the media coverage that we continue to share out.
Expansion is happening everywhere, and we are sick of it. This wasn’t our first fight and it won’t be our last. Thanks again for your continued support in strengthening this fight against expansion. And please contact us if you want to get more involved!
Media Intern for Californians United for a Responsible Budget