Police Practices

SB 1286 – Lifting the Veil of Secrecy on Police Misconduct and Use of Force

SB 1286 is a commonsense bill that will restore police transparency in California and improve accountability and trust in the men and women tasked with serving and protecting us. Police wield far more power than... Read More


SB 443 – No More Policing for Profit

SB 443 is an important bill that upholds and protects the American principles of fairness and due process in California. For years, law enforcement agencies in the state have taken advantage of a loophole that lets... Read More

Voting Rights

AB 2466 – Building a More Inclusive Democracy

*************************August 16, 2016 - UPDATE**************************** Today the California State Senate voted to send AB 2466 (Weber, D-San Diego) to the Governor, rolling back a discriminatory voting... Read More

ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy: A Lobbying Machine

  Last fall, the three ACLU affiliates in California launched our newly expanded Sacramento office: the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy. One year ago, we had a staff of four. Today, we... Read More

Immigrant Rights

An Important First Step in Fixing School Discipline in California

This video contains all-too common stories in California: young students, even kindergartners, kicked out of school for minor incidents, conduct labeled “willful defiance.” Hearing these students tell their... Read More