Monthly Archives: May 2020

Vote by Mail Not Enough, California Must Also Require Minimum Number of In-person Polls for November Elections

By: Brittany Stonesifer @ACLU_NorCal and Christina Fletes @ChristinaFletes As the coronavirus continues to spread, California’s elected officials must take swift action to protect the November elections. With many social distancing measures still in effect, there will almost certainly be far…

A Closer Look: During COVID-19 Pandemic, the ACLU Remains Vigilant

By Edward Sifuentes SAN DIEGO – The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions of people around the world. It has been especially devastating for the most vulnerable in our society: people of color, people who are incarcerated and…

Prevent Expansion of Facial Recognition Tech (Oppose AB 2261)

Face recognition is an inherently authoritarian technology that makes all of us less safe and less free. AB 2261 is opposed by the ACLU of California and a wide coalition of civil rights organizations because it would lead to an…

Protect Rights of Workers in Hard-Hit Industries (AB 3216)

COVID-19 has inflicted devastating consequences on the health and financial stability of workers. Industries such as hotels, airport hospitality, event centers, and building services have laid off one-third or more of their employees. Workers in these industries are overwhelmingly women,…

Court Rejects Lawsuit to Force Governor to Halt ICE Transfers During Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: ACLU SoCal Communications & Media Advocacy, communications@aclusocal.org, 626-755-4129 (cell) SACRAMENTO — The California Supreme Court today rejected a lawsuit that would have forced the governor to halt the transfer of individuals from…