Author Archives: Stina Va

ACLU Comment on Governor Newsom’s Proposal to Lengthen Paid Family Leave in California

Press Contact: Daisy Vieyra, 916.824.3266 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2019 SACRAMENTO-Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom introduced his budget proposal for the 2019-20 Fiscal Year. Included in the budget was a commitment to expand paid family leave to six months…

ACLU Applauds Governor’s Proposal to Expand Early Education, Calls for Greater School Support Staff Funding

Press Contact: Daisy Vieyra, 916.824.3266 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2019 The civil liberties organization urges Governor Newsom and the legislature to allocate increased funding for school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and nurses. SACRAMENTO–Just days after being sworn in as…

ACLU Commends Newsom’s Funding Proposal for Emergency Services for Asylum Seekers at the Border

Press Contact: Edward Sifuentes, (619) 501-3408 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2019 SAN DIEGO–As San Diego County struggles to address a growing migrant shelter crisis, Governor Gavin Newsom today unveiled his proposed budget for the 2019-20 Fiscal Year that includes…

Justice Never Sleeps… and Neither Do We (Kind of)

By: Natasha Minsker Updated October 3, 2018 California’s 2018 legislative session has ended, and we have some huge victories to celebrate! This year, California passed groundbreaking legislation to increase police accountability, provide quality sexual education to charter school students and…

Keep Kids in School Act (SB 607)

All students have the right to a quality education regardless of who they are or what they look like. But a 2017 study by UCLA found that California students lost over 250,000 days of instruction because of disruption/defiance suspensions during…