Yearly Archives: 2018

ACLU Comment on Trump Dismissal of Jeff Sessions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2018 CONTACT: Steve Smith, 212-519-7811 and ssmith@aclu.org NEW YORK— In response to reports that President Trump has asked Attorney Jeff Sessions to resign, the American Civil Liberties Union executive director Anthony D. Romero issued the…

Ramona Ripston, ACLU Leader and Famed Champion of Civil Liberties, Has Died

LOS ANGELES — Ramona Ripston, who built the ACLU of Southern California into a civil liberties, civil rights, and activism powerhouse over a span of four decades, has died. She was 91. Ripston had been in failing health for several years….

ACLU Comment on Possible Trump Attempt to End Birthright Citizenship

October 30, 2018 CONTACT: Inga Sarda-Sorensen, 347-514-3984,isarda-sorensen@aclu.org NEW YORK — President Trump is reportedly considering issuing an executive order that attempts to end birthright citizenship in the United States. Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, had this reaction:…

ACLU of California Statement on Misleading Campaign Ads

Media Contact: Edward Sifuentes esifuentes@aclusandiego.org (619) 501-3408 Please attribute the following statement to the ACLU of California affiliates in regards to recent campaign ads opposing Tony Thurmond for California Superintendent of Public Instruction: The ads prominently feature the name of…

Justice Never Sleeps… and Neither Do We (Kind of)

By: Natasha Minsker Updated October 3, 2018 California’s 2018 legislative session has ended, and we have some huge victories to celebrate! This year, California passed groundbreaking legislation to increase police accountability, provide quality sexual education to charter school students and…