Monthly Archives: September 2013

Williams “Report Card”

LOS ANGELES — Today, the ACLU of California celebrates the nine-year anniversary of the historic Williams settlement with the release of a report, “Williams v. California: Lessons From Nine Years of Implementation.” The report examines the continuing impact of Williams, a class-action lawsuit filed…

Deadly Force on the Border, Without Transparency or Accountability

In April 2012, PBS aired a damning documentary about Anastacio Hernández Rojas, a 42-year-old father of five U.S.-born children who had lived in the United States for more than two decades. In May 2010, he was deported. Unable to endure exile from his…

ACLU of California Presentation to Bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Administration

  The ACLU of California Voting Rights Project has been working with state and local agencies across the state to ensure voter registration is offered when people apply for services or benefits. Lori Shellenberger, Director of the California Voting Rights…

San Diego ACLU Celebrates Constitution Day!

San Diego – September 17, Constitution Day 2013 is a national holiday celebrated by all school children across the country, with a particularly organized and vibrant program here in San Diego. On Tuesday, 450 classes in the county will celebrate…

Norma Chávez-Peterson Takes the Helm at the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties

SAN DIEGO – Effective today—the birthday of our Constitution—Norma Chavez-Peterson is the new executive director of the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, the organization’s board of directors announced.  She will celebrate her new role by giving Constitution Day…