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California Is Pushing People Deeper into Poverty by Towing Their Cars for Non-Safety Reasons

California Is Pushing People Deeper into Poverty by Towing Their Cars for Non-Safety Reasons By Maya Ingram Living in California is already expensive enough for working families – paying rent, paying for... Read More

Police Practices

California is About to Enact One of the Strongest Laws to Prevent Police Shootings

California is About to Enact One of the Strongest Laws to Prevent Police Shootings By Jennifer Rojas California families impacted by police violence, advocates, and allies just made history. Today, Governor Gavin... Read More

Our Democracy Needs Everyone, Including People on Parole

Our Democracy Needs Everyone, Including People on Parole By Brittany Stonesifer After a parole board granted Richard Mireles his freedom earlier this year, he was shocked to learn that he still couldn’t cast a... Read More

Legislative

California’s Justice System is a Debt Trap

By: Adrienna Wong Erica Smith was making a fresh start. After being forced out of her home by domestic violence, she had spent the last three years cycling between homelessness and jail for petty offenses. But with... Read More

Reproductive Justice

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,... Read More