California Legislation to Watch

California Legislation to Watch

California Is Ready to Ensure Every Public College Student Has Access to Abortion

By Phyllida Burlingame, ACLU of Northern California & Jennifer Dalven, Reproductive Freedom Project In a year when we’ve seen states throughout the South and Midwest move to ban abortion and restrict access to... Read More

California Legislation to Watch

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

Criminal Justice and Drug Policy

Stop Criminalizing Adolescent Behavior (AB 901)

In far too many places across California, juvenile probation has become a knee-jerk reaction to young people who are simply having trouble in school or at home but who haven’t been accused of a crime. Criminalizing... Read More

Legislative

Administrative Fees (SB 144)

Right now, California law charges administrative fees to people who come in contact with the criminal justice system, including fees for public defenders, booking, mandatory drug testing, and costs related to a... Read More

Criminal Justice and Drug Policy

Free the Vote for Californians on Parole (ACA 6)

Our democracy is rooted in the idea that everyone’s voice matters. But right now, nearly 50,000 Californians on parole are unable to vote in local, state, or federal elections. Voter suppression tactics... Read More