Use the Budget for Prison Expansion? No Way!

Rumors are swirling that Governor Brown is going to try to use the state's fragile budget surplus to fund hundreds of millions of dollars in prison expansion. 

This is the worst possible scenario not just for prison reform in California - but for our schools, our roads, our hospitals, and our social services.  We absolutely cannot let this happen.

The only way to beat this is to get way out in front of it - if we do our job right, the proposal will never even see the light of day. So please tell your Assemblymember and State Senator now to pledge to vote against any new money for prison expansion, period. 

If you don't live in California click her to send a message to Governor Brown!

After you send your email, please make a few quick phone calls to make sure our message is heard!

Hello my name is ___________  and I am calling to let you know that I believe the only sustainable solution to reducing overcrowding is to reduce the number of people who are imprisoned in California. I hope that instead of dipping into the state budget reserve to finance additional prison beds that you will look at more cost effective methods of releasing people from our overcrowded prisons. There is overwhelming support for your administration to release people from our overcrowded prisons immediately and we need you to help make that happen.

Assemblywoman Skinner (Budget Chair):
(916) 319-2015
Senator Leno (Budget Chair):
(916) 651-4011
Senator Steinberg (Protem):
(916) 651-4006
Assemblymember Perez (Speaker):
(916) 319-2053