Monthly Archives: May 2019

California Bill to Reduce Police Killings, Hold Officers Accountable Advances in Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2019 Media Contacts: Zakiya Scott, 704-277-8025, zakiya@wonderforgood.com Elizeth Virrueta, 626-848-1193, elizeth@youth4justice.org Daisy Vieyra, 916-824-3266, dvieyra@acluca.org SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Assembly voted to pass Assembly Bill 392: The California Act to Save Lives, critical legislation…

Abortion: The Hate Stops Here

Jennifer Chou (ACLU Northern California, Staff Attorney, Advocacy), Ruth Dawson (ACLU Southern California, Staff Attorney, Advocacy), & Amanda Le (ACLU San Diego & Imperial Counties, Policy Associate, Advocacy) Since January, politicians (overwhelmingly male) have passed laws severely restricting abortions in…

California Assembly Approves Eliminating Co-Pays in Prisons and Jails

For Immediate Release May 23rd, 2019 Press Contact: Terence Long: terence@ellabakercenter.org 510-936-0344 Sacramento, CA – Today, California’s Assembly passed Assembly Bill 45, authored by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) with a vote of 44 to 19. AB 45 eliminates medical…

ACLU Report Spotlights Overuse of Toxic Chemical Spray in Juvenile Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: ACLU SoCal Communications & Media Advocacy 213-977-5252 communications@aclusocal.org LOS ANGELES — The chemical agent known as pepper spray is so toxic that it’s classified in California law as a tear gas weapon….

California Legislature Caves to Big Tech Pressure Again and Undermines Consumer Privacy Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2019 Media Contact: Daisy Vieyra dvieyra@acluca.org; 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Today, the California Senate Appropriations Committee refused to advance SB 561, a bill that would allow Californians to hold tech companies accountable for privacy violations. SB 561 is…