We got word late yesterday, that Alameda County is racing forward with a terrible plan next Tuesday to spend over $61 million taxpayer dollars to build a new “mental health unit” at Santa Rita Jail. We need you to say NO to jail expansion and YES to community-based mental health care.
The Alameda Jail Fight Coalition has been organizing to stop the jail expansion for over a year, and we need you next Tuesday! Join us, January 10th to stop the Alameda Board of Supervisors from selecting a contractor to build the massive expansion project. We will continue the fight no matter what, but this may be one of the last opportunities to stop this ineffective and wasteful plan.
We critically need your support, to pressure the Supervisors to prioritize alternatives to meet Alameda’s urgent mental health-related needs. Bring your voice next Tuesday:
What: Mobilization to Demand the B.O.S. Vote Against Jail Expansion
When: Tuesday Jan. 10 at 10:30am
Where: 1221 Oak St, Oakland, CA. (Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, 5th floor)
In addition to the jail expansion, Supervisors will also vote on funding for the militarized policing program and weapons expo called Urban Shield, as well as and the implementation a county employment program that would provide jobs for people impacted by incarceration. Taking one step forward with a jobs program and two steps back by funding policing and caging, is not a formula for progress. Throw down with us next Tuesday!
Alameda County Jail Fight Coalition
Californians United for a Responsible Budget
P.S. Help us spread the word about the #SantaRitaJailFail Noise Demo on Jan.19th for #ReclaimMLK.