Monthly Archives: July 2017

ACLU Responds to President Trump’s Comments to Police

WASHINGTON, DC — President Trump addressed a group of law enforcement officers in Brentwood, New York, today and endorsed the use of force against people police suspect of criminal activity. Jeffery Robinson, deputy legal director at the American Civil Liberties…

ACLU Comment on Defeat of Senate Health Care Repeal

WASHINGTON — The Senate today rejected the Health Care Freedom Act, a bill to repeal key provisions of the Affordable Care Act and block patients from care at Planned Parenthood. Republican Senators Susan Collins, John McCain, and Lisa Murkowski joined Democrats…

The ACLU remembers Barnes-Wallace v. City of San Diego and the fight against the Boy Scouts’ discrimination against LGBTQ families

By Edward Sifuentes Earlier this year, the Boys Scouts of America announced a significant step towards becoming more inclusive. It said in a statement on Jan. 30 that transgender children would finally be able to join the nation’s largest and…

300 ACLU Members Will March With Pride This Saturday

SAN DIEGO — A contingent of more than 300 ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties members, staff, friends and family will proudly march in Saturday’s San Diego Pride Parade. Since the 1930s, the ACLU has been integrally involved in…

California Needs to Stand with All Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Did you know that an estimated 8,300,000 Californians will experience physical assault, rape, or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetimes? While California has made significant strides to help make sure survivors aren’t afraid to come forward, the federal…