Monthly Archives: January 2012

A San Diego & Imperial Counties’ 75-Year Timeline: Celebrating 75 Years Fighting for Fundamental Freedoms

Click here for a poster detailing highlights from our first 75 years fighting for civil liberties in San Diego and Imperial counties. If you have stories or cases the ACLU of San Diego was involved in over the years, please…

How the ACLU Works: 50-State Network

The ACLU is a 50-state network of staffed affiliate offices in most major cities, more than 300 chapters in smaller towns, and regional offices in Denver and Atlanta. Work is coordinated by a national office in New York, aided by…

Founding of the ACLU: 1920s

When Roger Baldwin founded the ACLU in 1920, civil liberties were in a sorry state. Citizens were sitting in jail for holding antiwar views. U.S. Attorney General Palmer was conducting raids upon aliens suspected of holding unorthodox opinions. Racial segregation…

Advocate for Individual Rights: Litigation, Legislation and Education

The American Civil Liberties Union is the nation’s foremost advocate of individual rights – litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States. The ACLU has won important victories in…

Judge Rules that State Must Begin to Dismantle Its ‘Pay to Learn’ System

(Los Angeles)-The California ACLU affiliates today won a major victory in Los Angeles Superior Court.  Judge Carl West denied motions by the State and the State Board of Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, and California Department of Education…