Monthly Archives: October 2019

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…

California to Become First State to Stop Charging Copays in Jails and Prisons After Governor Signs New Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2019 Press Contacts: Daisy Vieyra dvieyra@acluca.org 916-824-3266 Ashley Chambers ashley@ellabakercenter.org 510-417-6071  Sacramento, CA–California Governor Gavin Newsom today signed historic legislation to permanently bar county jails and state prisons from charging incarcerated Californians copays and other…

California to Allow Voters to Register to Vote at Every Polling Site on Election Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2019 Press Contact: Daisy Vieyra dvieyra@acluca.org 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Today, California Governor Newsom signed SB 72, legislation introduced by State Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana) to allow all eligible Californians to register to vote and cast…