Monthly Archives: March 2019

Legislative Infographic

It’s vital to know how your state legislature operates in order to hold your elected officials accountable in an effective manner. Below you will find a comprehensive infographic that illustrates just how you can make your voice heard and create…

ACLU Commends California Governor Newsom’s Plan to Place Moratorium on Executions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2019 Contact: Daisy Vieyra dvieyra@acluca.org, 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Last night, news broke that California Governor Gavin Newsom is planning to announce a moratorium on executions in the state. The following statement can be jointly attributed to the…

San Diego Region Still Suffering Effects of Trump Administration’s Flawed, Inhumane Immigration Policies

By Edward Sifuentes SAN DIEGO – Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fired by President Trump shortly after the midterm elections in November, but the effects of Sessions’ inhumane immigration policies are still being felt in communities all along the…

ACLU Statement on Report of Government Tracking Journalists and Immigration Advocates at Border

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2019 CONTACT: media@aclu.org (212) 549-2666 NEW YORK — The U.S. government is reportedly targeting journalists, activists, and lawyers reporting on, aiding, or representing migrants at the southern border by sending them to secondary screening, monitoring their social…

Repeal Sentence Enhancement for Prior 1-Year Convictions (SB 136)

Although California has made significant strides over the years to address mass incarceration and racial bias and disparities in the criminal justice system, more needs to be done to move California forward and invest in communities. Addressing failed, ineffective, and…