Monthly Archives: April 2014

California Fair Sentencing Act Clears First Hurdle

   SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Fair Sentencing Act (SB 1010), authored by Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), passed its first hurdle in the Senate Committee on Public Safety. Senator Mitchell’s bill will correct the groundless disparity in sentencing, probation…

Online Voter Registration Now Available in 10 Languages

SACRAMENTO – California’s online voter registration website – launched in English and Spanish in 2012 – has now been expanded to include eight additional languages: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. In addition, the new system now…

Across the Digital Divide

Raising serious concerns about equal access the San Diego ACLU urged the Oceanside Unified School District to rescind any requirement for families to use an online system for enrolling students. To require families to enroll children online imposes a significant…

Guide to Requesting Legal Help from ACLU

Because of our limited resources, the ACLU can only accept a small fraction of the cases that are presented to us. We therefore select cases primarily based on whether they will help make positive law. Please read this information carefully…

Affordable Care Act: A Primer for Advocates

  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) presents a monumental opportunity to reduce unnecessary incarceration of people with mental illness and substance use disorders. With new coverage options and the requirement that insurance cover mental health and substance use disorder treatment,…