Monthly Archives: May 2013

ACLU of California Takes Immigration Reform Workshops on the Road

  The ACLU of California is hosting a series of bilingual town hall-style meetings across the state to help community members learn about the Senate’s Federal Immigration Reform proposal and what it could mean for individuals and the community at…

California Makes Historic Leap to Bring Millions into the Democratic Process

In a move that leads the nation in reducing barriers and expanding opportunities for voter registration, California’s Secretary of State, Debra Bowen, is designating the state’s new Health Benefit Exchange, Covered California, as a voter registration agency under the National…

Important Voting Rights Bill Clears Assembly Elections Committee

SACRAMENTO – A bill that would uphold the constitutional right to vote for people sentenced under realignment was approved today by the California Assembly’s Elections and Redistricting Committee. The bill, A.B. 938, would make clear that all people in county…

California Senate Approves Common Sense Drug Sentencing Reform Bill

SACRAMENTO – The California state Senate today approved a bill that would reform California’s drug sentencing laws for simple possession, significantly reduce incarceration costs for counties and help the state end its ongoing incarceration crisis. S.B. 649, the Local Control…