|Dear Supporter,This week at his inaugural address Governor Brown stated, “We are at a crossroads. With big and important programs now launched and the budget carefully balanced, the challenge is to build for the future, not steal from it.” We agree! But, we didn’t expect Jerry to say this given that our inside sources are speculating that the budget will continue to funnel billions of dollars into our state prisons. And, get this, it could include a back-room deal to help cover the price tag of the proposed mega jail in Los Angeles.
We need to show some serious power to keep Governor Brown to his word and prevent any other surprises.
That means we need you, with us in front of his offices across the state at actions this Friday, January 9th after the budget release:
Last year, our budget advocacy helped secure the release of thousands of people from prison through elder parole, alternative custody, and good time credit expansion.
If you can’t make it, be on the lookout in the coming weeks for next steps to help us keep the pressure on!
P.S. Because of you we raised more than double our year-end fundraising goal, we can’t thank you enough!