Sacramento heard you! Following months of community pressure and mobilizations, the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety — which more than 50 CURB members stormed on our April 7 Lobby Day — voted to reject the governor’s proposed $250 million in jail construction funding.
The proposed jail funding is slated to be heard by the more moderate Assembly Budget Subcommittee next week. We’re targeting these Democracts: Asms. Nora Campos (San Jose), Phil Ting (San Francisco), and Freddie Rodriguez (Chino/Pomona). Asm. Chris Holden (Pasadena) has already expressed his opposition to the jail construction funding, and we thank him for his leadership!
We need to make sure these Assemblymembers stand strong in rejecting the $250 million for jail construction.
We know that building jails results in the tearing down of our communities. Let’s help Sacramento understand what we truly need to be safe: housing, jobs, and health care — not more cages!
P.S. Do you live in San Francisco? Assemblymember Ting, the Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, is having a Budget Town Hall tonight, May 19, and he needs to hear your voice! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.