Author Archives: Stina Va

Legislative Infographic

It’s vital to know how your state legislature operates in order to hold your elected officials accountable in an effective manner. Below you will find a comprehensive infographic that illustrates just how you can make your voice heard and create…

ACLU Commends California Governor Newsom’s Plan to Place Moratorium on Executions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2019 Contact: Daisy Vieyra [email protected], 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Last night, news broke that California Governor Gavin Newsom is planning to announce a moratorium on executions in the state. The following statement can be jointly attributed to the…

Repeal Sentence Enhancement for Prior 1 Year Convictions (SB 136)

Although California has made significant strides over the years to address mass incarceration and racial bias and disparities in the criminal justice system, more needs to be done to move California forward and invest in communities. Addressing failed, ineffective, and…

Write Your Legislators

Letters and emails are a very useful advocacy tactic. Most of time, legislators staff will be the ones who are answering when constituents write. The amount of mail a legislator gets on a certain issue can help determine its importance…

Meet Your Legislators

Meeting your legislators in person is an effective way to talk to them about what matters to you. Tips for meeting with your legislator: 1. Schedule your meeting: Email, mail, or call your legislator to request a meeting. When you…