Monthly Archives: September 2019

California Legislature Votes to Make Election Day Registration Available at Every Polling Site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2019 Press Contacts: Daisy Vieyra, dvieyra@acluca.org, 916-824-3266 Elizabeth Leslie, eleslie@lwvc.org, 916-842-7737 SACRAMENTO–Today, the California Legislature approved SB 72, legislation by State Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) that will allow all eligible Californians to register…

California Senate Votes to Block Face Recognition on Police Body Cameras

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2019 Media Contact: Daisy Vieyra, dvieyra@acluca.org, 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Today, the California Senate passed AB 1215: The Body Camera Accountability Act, legislation to block law enforcement agencies from using facial recognition surveillance against Californians on officer-worn body…

Sigma Beta Xi v. County of Riverside (Youth Probation)

In July 2018, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and the ACLU Foundations of Southern California, Northern California, and San Diego and Imperial Counties, along with the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP and the National Center…

California Lawmakers Pass Historic Bill Abolishing Copays in Jails and Prisons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2019 Press Contact: Daisy Vieyra, dvieyra@acluca.org, 916-824-3266 Ashley Chambers, ashley@ellabakercenter.org, 510-417-6071 Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Senate voted to pass AB 45, state legislation introduced by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) to eliminate copays…

Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 6 Passes CA Assembly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2019 Contact: Nicholas Reiner, Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) (562) 243-0656 nreiner@arc-ca.org  Sacramento, CA – Today the California State Assembly passed Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 6, which would restore voting rights to nearly 50,000 Californians on parole. ACA…