Monthly Archives: September 2014

ACLU of California Commends Gov. Brown for Unaccompanied Migrant Children Bill

SACRAMENTO — On Sunday, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 873, a bill which will set aside $3 million to provide legal aid to refugee children fleeing endemic violence in their home countries. In response, the ACLU of California issued…

Governor Signs Historic California Fair Sentencing Act!

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Sentencing Act (SB 1010) authored by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles). The legislation eliminates the groundless disparity in sentencing, probation, and asset forfeiture guidelines for possession of crack cocaine…

Sign of the Times: Free Speech is Still a Thing

  SAN DIEGO – Citing viewpoint discrimination as “an egregious form of content discrimination,” the San Diego ACLU called on the Encinitas City Council to stop enforcing and amend an unconstitutional ordinance that restricts the right to post political signs…

ACLU statement: San Diego Unified to Return MRAP

  SAN DIEGO – The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties congratulates San Diego Unified School District for announcing it will return the mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle (or MRAP) it had obtained earlier this year from the Department of…

Voter Registration Opportunities at Covered California

After the threat of litigation the ACLU, Demos, and Project Vote reached an historic settlement agreement with the Secretary of State and Covered California that requires Covered California to provide voter registration to every health benefits applicant. California is the first state in the nation to maximize this historic opportunity to register historically…