May 14 – Invest in a Stronger California Rally

The community and Sin Barras held a Press Conference + Rally about the Governor’s May Revise Budget to highlight the need to invest in Californians and eradicate poverty.

Watch our video footage here.

Read press reports here.

The governor has proposed $500 million to build bigger jails we don’t need.​ In ​the Governor’s press conference this morning, we noted that funding to begin the expansion of medical parole, to begin an elder parole program and to create a parole process for non-violent and non-sexual second strikers has been cut to half what it was in the Governor’s January budget.

There is $5 billion that is available right now to refund the decades of disinvestment in education, healthcare, youth resources, childcare, senior and disability services, nutrition, and other priorities that keep Californians strong. We need to invest in people and ​life-affirming ​programs that serve us, not debt, rainy day funds, and prisons.

Our press conference was joined by Californians United for a Responsible Budget, California Partnership, and  other anti-poverty organizations across the state.
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 14:

San Francisco
Time: 1:30pm
Location: State Building 350 McAllister Street

Santa Cruz
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Superior Court, 701 Ocean St

Bakersfield
Time: 9:00am
Location: Liberty Bell, 1400 Truxtun

Los Angeles
Time: 12:00 Noon
Location: State Building, 300 S. Spring Street

San Bernardino
Time: 12:00 Noon
Location: Rose Parks State Building, 464 West 4th Street

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