Reproductive Justice

California May Make Abortion Pill Available at All Public University Student Health Centers

By: Phyllida Burlingame & Jennifer Dalven [caption id="attachment_15267" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Alex Hansen/WikiCommons[/caption] California, the nation’s most populous state and a national... Read More

Education Equity

Time to end ‘willful defiance’ expulsions, suspensions in K-12 education

Imagine this scenario: A student speaks out of turn in class and is immediately referred to the principal’s office then suspended from school for three days. This is the harsh reality of a catch-all school... Read More

Criminal Justice and Drug Policy

Justice Never Sleeps… and Neither Do We (Kind of)

By: Natasha Minsker Updated August 17, 2018 Last year, we celebrated significant legislative victories in California. The ACLU, our supporters, and our allies all worked together to pass legislation to protect... Read More

Police Practices

Police Use of Deadly Force (AB 931)

Police departments in California are some of the deadliest in the country. Police in Kern County, for example, have killed more people per capita than in any other county in the U.S. But many of these deaths could have... Read More

Police Practices

Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: Police Misconduct & Use of Force (SB 1421)

Although California is often thought of as a beacon of progressive values, the Golden State is actually one of the most secretive states when it comes to information about police use of force and serious and confirmed... Read More