Thank you for standing with us in 2016. We appreciate all that you gave to CURB and look forward to taking this people power into 2017.
We are moving ahead quickly. Within the week, Governor Brown will unveil his proposed budget for 2017-2018, and CURB is ready.
This year, more than ever, we need to demand that our state government invest in California’s future, not our cages. We know that Sacramento’s decisions on how to distribute state funds have profound and immediate consequences for our communities’ lives and wellbeing. No matter what Gov. Brown proposes for the next year, CURB is committed to fighting for a just and moral budget, one that will direct resources towards social services, and away from prisons and policing.
Be on the lookout for our 2017-2018 Budget Analysis, where we will comb through Brown’s proposed budget and find out what we’ll be up against in the coming months. Last year, despite our consistent opposition, Jerry Brown succeeded in forcing the $270 million jail construction plan through the budget process. This year, we will need to be even more vigilant to stop him from pouring more funds into the construction of new cages and systems of punishment.
As soon as the proposed budget is released, we’ll be sharing CURB’s analysis and participating in statewide discussion through the hashtag #CAbudget. CURB will also be joining California Partnership and other anti-poverty and anti-prison groups at a series of press conferences across the state on Tuesday, January 10th, to discuss Gov. Brown’s proposed 2017-18 state budget.
Please join us on Jan. 10th:
- Los Angeles at 12pm – Ronald Reagan State Building (300 S. Spring St.)
- San Bernardino at 11am – San Bernardino City Hall (300 N. D St.)
- Coachella at 11am – Veterans Park (1515 Sixth St.)
- Bakersfield at 3pm – Kern County Liberty Bell (1415 Truxtun Ave.)
It is well past time for Jerry Brown to put an end to California’s prison and jail expansion, to reduce the incarcerated population by releasing our loved ones from captivity, and to fund programs and social services that will support the health and dignity of all Californians.
We look forward to fighting for a budget for humanity alongside you.
Californians United for a Responsible Budget