Monthly Archives: January 2014

San Diego ACLU Mourns the Loss of Iconic Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger–singer, songwriter, peace activist, and civil liberties champion extraordinaire–died Monday at a New York hospital. He was 94. Seeger was a complex man who defined American activism. In his youth, he was briefly a member of the Communist party…

What Does the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 Mean for California?

On January 16th, Congress introduced the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 — a modern-day bill to strengthen voter protections nationwide. The bill is in response to last year’s Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County v. Holder that invalidated a…

San Diego Receives $1.9 Million Investment to Empower Residents

A team of organizations in San Diego County will receive $1.9 million over the next two years, to build upon efforts to empower the region’s most vulnerable residents. In a competitive process, San Diego was one of three locations selected…

New Guidelines Issued to Help End School-To-Prison Pipeline

  WASHINGTON – The Department of Education and Department of Justice today released federal guidance to assist schools in administering discipline in a nondiscriminatory way and to provide alternatives to overly punitive school discipline practices. In the guidance, the agencies…

Students and Families Optimistic That AB1266 Will Remain Law

  Transgender students, and their parents, educators, and friends today are relieved that the California School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266), which helps schools better understand how to provide a fair opportunity for transgender students to participate and succeed,…