Archivos del Autor: Stina Va

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 reproductive health, California could soon cement its…

California Lawmakers Pass Historic Bill Abolishing Copays in Jails and Prisons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2019 Press Contact: Daisy Vieyra, dvieyra@acluca.org, 916-824-3266 Ashley Chambers, ashley@ellabakercenter.org, 510-417-6071 Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Senate voted to pass AB 45, state legislation introduced by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) to eliminate copays…

California’s Justice System is a Debt Trap

By: Adrienna Wong Erica Smith was making a fresh start. After being forced out of her home by domestic violence, she had spent the last three years cycling between homelessness and jail for petty offenses. But with the help of…

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 adolescent behavior and placing…

Ending Poverty Tows (AB 516)

Living in California is already expensive enough: for many working families, it’s almost impossible to afford to live here because of astronomically high housing prices and equally expensive childcare and higher education costs. Towing people’s cars only makes it more…