May 21,2020

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 fewer locations where Californians can vote in person. We must develop a plan... Read More

May 21,2020

[caption id="attachment_16786" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Letters sent to various organizations and institutions authored by ACLU-SDIC and others.[/caption] 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... Read More

May 05,2020

Good Morning Board Chair Jacob and Supervisors Cox, Gaspar, Fletcher and Desmond. My name is Esmeralda Flores. I am the Immigrant Rights and Binational Affairs Advocate for the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties. The ACLU is a proud member of the Invest in San Diego Families Coalition. We are here to today to urge the Board of Supervisors to ensure that San Diego... Read More

May 04,2020

Media Contact: Janine Shimomura 916-824-3266  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2020   Sacramento – Today, the ACLU of California joined with 55 civil rights organizations across the state to send a clear message to the Assembly Privacy Committee, urging legislators to oppose a California bill that would legitimize the widespread use of harmful and unnecessary facial... Read More

Apr 30,2020

April 30, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Ed Sifuentes, ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties,, 619-501-3408 SAN DIEGO – Today, Judge Dana Sabraw issued an order directing the federal government to release more than 50 medically vulnerable individuals who are in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody at the Otay Mesa... Read More