Author Archives: Ferchil Ramos

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: [email protected] 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 [email protected] LOS ANGELES — The chemical agent known as pepper spray is so toxic that it’s classified in California law as a tear gas weapon….

ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties Statement re San Diego City County’s Resolution to Support AB 392.

Today, the San Diego City Council passed a resolution to support AB 392: The California Act to Save Lives. Authored by Assemblymember Shirley Weber, AB 392 is a common-sense bill that will save lives and increase safety for police officers….

ACLU Demands Release of Documents Related to Man’s Untimely Death in San Diego County Jail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2019 CONTACT: Edward Sifuentes [email protected] (619) 501-3408 SAN DIEGO – Today, the ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties filed a motion asking a federal court to unseal records documenting the death of 46-year-old…