Monthly Archives: October 2019

We Must Stop Forcing Conformity on Intersex Bodies

By Elizabeth Gill and Bria Brown-King A core aspect of human autonomy and dignity is to be able to make decisions about our own bodies. But each year, doctors around the country continue to perform medically unnecessary, harmful surgeries on…

ACLU Completes Publication of Thousands of Government Documents Related to Alleged Abuse and Neglect of Immigrant Children in CBP Custody

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 15, 2019 CONTACT: Edward Sifuentes esifuentes@aclusandiego.org 619-501-3408 SAN DIEGO – The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties (ACLUF-SDIC) has published a trove of documents related to the neglect and abuse of…

Governor Newsom Signs Groundbreaking Abortion Access Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2019 CONTACT: Alexa Garcia-Ditta alexa@conwaystrategic.com 512-861-8079 SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 24 (Leyva), groundbreaking legislation that will require student health centers at all 34 California public universities to offer medication…

Advocates Celebrate Governor Newsom’s Signature on SB 136, Dismantling a Cruel, Ineffective Sentence Enhancement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2019 Contact: Ashley Chambers ashley@ellabakercenter.org 510-417-6071 Daisy Vieyra dvieyra@acluca.org 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Today, the Repeal Ineffective Sentence Enhancements (RISE) Coalition celebrated Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature on SB 136: The RISE Act. The legislation, authored by Senator Scott…

California Governor Signs Landmark Bill Halting Facial Recognition on Police Body Cams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2019 Media Contact: Daisy Vieyra dvieyra@acluca.org 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed landmark legislation making California the largest state in the country to block law enforcement agencies from using facial recognition and other biometric…