Monthly Archives: March 2017

California School Districts Support Santa Clara County’s Challenge To Trump Executive Orders On Immigration

March 23, 2017 – Dozens of California school districts and leading education organizations today announced the filing of an amicus brief supporting Santa Clara County in its legal challenge to President Trump’s executive order threatening to withhold funding from so-called…

Job Opening: Community Organizer

Community Organizer The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties (ACLU) seeks a dynamic Community Organizer with at least three years of experience in labor, political and/or community organizing, ballot initiative campaigns or issue campaigns. The Organizer will be responsible…

Bill to Address Secret and Unregulated Use of Jailhouse Informants Passes Out of Committee

SACRAMENTO– Today, a bill to close a significant loophole in existing law regarding jailhouse informants passed unanimously out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee. Assembly Bill 359, by Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), comes in the wake of controversy in…

In California, We the People Can Protect Our Values and Each Other

By Becca Cramer California is known for being a leader in protecting the rights of LGBTQ people, women, people of color, immigrants, and other marginalized communities. And while we already have great laws in place, there is still much work…

ACLU Statement on the California Chief Justice’s Demand that Immigrant Agents Steer Clear of Courts

Please attribute the following statement to Jennie Pasquarella, director of immigrants’ rights for the ACLU of California, following the request by the California Supreme Court chief justice to the Trump administration to keep immigration agents away from courthouses: “The ACLU…