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…

2020 SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties (ACLUF-SDIC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 civil liberties and civil rights organization working to advance equality, freedom, and justice. While there are many ACLU affiliate offices around the country, our work covers…

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…