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Join us in taking a stand against using Contra Costa County general and reserve funds to expand the West County Detention Center. The funds raised by County taxpayers should be used for job trainings, infrastructure improvements, youth services, and healthcare expansion, not building a larger jail.

What: Services Not Cells Kickoff

When: Saturday, April 15th 11am-12:30pm

Where: Richmond Recreation Complex

Contra Costa County Sheriff Livingston receives millions of dollars in funding each year because he coordinates with ICE. In today’s political climate, we must take a stand to protect our immigrant neighbors and refuse to continue the devastating cycle of mass incarceration.

Join our campaign to promote Services Not Cells in Contra Costa County @ServicesNotCellsinCoCo

Our next CCCRJC is on April 12th, 6:30pm at 1000 MacDonald Ave., Richmond Ca
We are asking organizations to support on: Please let me know if you are interested in helping with some of these points.
1. host an event to present the Service not Cells campaign: Educate community about the issues. (From now to June)
2. Gather signatures — Online petition and door to door: We want to focus on Diane Burguis district as our tier 1 target, but also to focus on Karen Mitchoff (She is running in 2018) and Federal Glover (Now to june)
3. Write letter to Board of State and Community Correction against the jail proposal (deadline May 15th) and attend the BSCC meeting on May 17th (Executive committee will score the proposal to recommend to the full board)  and June 8th BSCC’s final vote
4. Call, write and schedule supervisor visits to let them know your opposition to their vote
5. Attend BOS meetings and Budget hearing (April 18th one budget hearing)
6. Endorse the Services not Cells Campaign (attach the format to fill)
We really need support to engage East and Central County and it will be good if we can coordinate with all of you.
Attach the endorsement car and a temple letter to the BSCC or you can use the points send by Julie.