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Announcement – 2 Fall Anti-Prison Internships 

Fall 2014 Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) has two exciting internships available in our Oakland or Los Angeles office.  We are looking for enthusiastic, self-starting, hardworking candidates.  We are a statewide alliance of organizations working to curb prison spending by reducing the number of people in prison and the number of prisons in…



End Police Violence & Mass Incarceration in Ferguson and Everywhere

We stand with the family of Mike Brown, the people of Ferguson, and those traveling from across the country to Missouri this weekend for the Black Lives Matter Ride, as they continue to stand up for justice and fight back against state violence in our communities.   We continue to envision a world where deadly…



I would love to buy those ladies a cup of coffee

After my first interaction with CURB staff, I remember thinking to myself, I would love to buy those ladies a cup of coffee….everyday!  I am truly amazed by how hard they work for all people in California prisons and their families. In fact, by becoming a monthly sustainer you can join me in doing something way more…



We Marched to Shut McFarland Down!

Take Action, Stop McFarland! Last Thursday, people from across California gathered in McFarland to protest the opening of a new women’s prison and to demand an end to immigrant detention and deportation.  Stand in solidarity with us – send a message to your legislator to shut McFarland down! As someone who has been organizing for years in…



Why We Need To Keep Fighting…

Take Action Email the Board Dear Supporter, A few weeks ago, Supervisor Yaroslavsky seemed to think that our LA Board of Supervisors needed to reconsider the massive jail construction plan, saying diversion “might mitigate the need for the size of the jail that we have under construction.” What does this mean? The $2 billion dollar jail…



Riverside, What Does Your Budget Value?

Learn More #nomorejails #nomoreprisons Dear Supporter, Tomorrow, Riverside All of Us or None has invited us to give a presentation and participate in a discussion on the local and state corrections budgets! Budgets can make or break a country, state, county, or community. What does the California State Budget and the Riverside County Budget value?…



Bay Area: Letter To The Editor Writing Workshop

CURB’s media team has developed a Letter to the Editor Training, to help facilitate the creation of our Letter to the Editor Response Team. The first training will be in the Bay Area!  Letters to the editor are a quick and easy way to influence reporters, editorial boards and public opinion and a great way to…



The story behind the 2015 California Budget Act

June 25, 2014, Printed in the SF BayView by Emily Harris, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) ​In mid-June, Gov. Brown signed the Budget Act of 2015, which shows no vision for the future of most Californians. Despite ample opportunity, this budget does not show a path to repair the tattered safety net, to reduce…



A mental health jail is an oxymoron; diversion is what’s needed

Guest commentary in The LA Daily Journal By Patrisse Cullors-Brignac and Diana Zuniga POSTED: 06/24/14, 11:44 AM PDT | Jails create and exacerbate mental health problems. It does not take a genius to conclude, and yet, countless studies have been proven it: if you remove someone from their daily life, their support system, their work, their sense…