by Ivette Alé
The sweetest victory this year was the passage of the RISE Act and it couldn’t have happened without you. After years of developing a solid policy, organizing over 100 organizations, educating elected officials on the harms of the drug war, and the bill stalling last year — we did it!
CURB and our member organizations will continue to fight for freedom and the passage of the RISE Act was just one of the many victories we had this year. We know that the prison system will try to undermine our efforts in the coming year and we also know how ready we are to push back.
This year we know the passage of the RISE Act will reduce the amount of time people are spending incarcerated in jails and prisons throughout the state. It will reduce the harms done by locking people up for minor drug offenses. It will bring people back home to their families and communities. Read the RISE Act Fact Sheet for more information on implementation and how it can effect you.
We have made an impact this year that will be felt in years to come. Will you make an impact by donating to CURB today?
This fight can’t continue without you. We appreciate you this year and look forward to working together in 2018!