Issues

LGBTQ Rights

Gender Health in Foster Care (AB 2119)

Transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth are significantly overrepresented in California’s foster care system. Unfortunately, some personnel, caregivers, and providers harbor the same biases and... Read More

Criminal Justice and Drug Policy

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

By: Natasha Minsker Updated September 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

Education Equity

Why Informed Parent and Student Voices Are Needed For LCAP Development

As the new school year begins, students, teachers and parents are settling into old routines. But many people don’t realize the new school year also marks the beginning of a crucial, education planning process that... Read More

Privacy and Technology

Secret Surveillance Is Happening in Our Communities. How Do We Protect Ourselves?

In recent months, we have seen a surge in the use of surveillance technologies, as they have become more powerful and easily available. These technologies collect information about our whereabouts and other sensitive... Read More

Education Equity

San Diego Unified Must Be Truly Transparent, Accountable and Equitable in Funding Services for High-Need Students

SAN DIEGO – For years, critically important questions have persisted about the way school district leaders plan and budget services for their most vulnerable, high-need students. California school districts are in the... Read More