Monthly Archives: October 2013

Robust Year for Civil Liberties in California

The ACLU of California made significant progress toward protecting the civil liberties of all Californians through the State Legislature in 2013. This year the ACLU played a central role in getting to the Governor’s desk sixteen bills, dealing with a…

Governor Vetoes Historic Drug Sentencing Reform Bill

Today is a frustrating day in California. Despite huge overwhelming support from California voters from across the state and political spectrum, Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed an historic sentencing reform bill that was sent to his desk with bipartisan support…

Governor Signs Reproductive Health Bill to Improve Abortion Access

Sacramento – Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation today that would increase access to safe, early abortion for California women. The bill, AB 154 was authored by San Diego’s Assemblymember, Toni Atkins. “With his signature, Governor Brown is making a commitment…

Gov. Brown signs TRUST Act Citing Congress’s ‘Waffling’ on Immigration Reform

The ACLU of California applauds Governor Brown for signing AB 4, the TRUST Act, a bill that creates a clear standard for when local law enforcement will respond to federal immigration requests of local law enforcement to share fingerprints of…

ACLU Supports Drivers Licenses for Immigrants, Urges Vigilance

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 60: The Safe and Responsible Driver Act. Starting in January 2015, California residents who learn the rules of the road and pass a driving test will be eligible to obtain a driver’s…