News

Jan 19,2016

The ACLU of California today released a report that finds county jails are putting people’s health at risk by denying, delaying, and ignoring crucial reproductive health care.  The report, “Reproductive Health Behind Bars in California,” shines a light on the lack of adequate care and provides a blueprint for change. It’s informed by a review of written policies from... Read More

Jan 14,2016

You may legally drive in California and use your AB 60 driver’s license as legal identification in certain situations.However, use cautionIf you present your AB 60 license in a state other than California, you may be at risk depending on the laws and policies of that state. Do not attempt to use your AB 60 license to enter restricted areas of federal... Read More

Jan 07,2016

 The governor’s proposed state budget released today includes the current Department of Finance estimate of savings resulting from Proposition 47. This first estimate puts FY 2015-16 savings at just $29.3 million, far below all previous estimates and despite a clearly established reduction in state incarceration of people for low-level offenses in 2015 over previous... Read More

Dec 23,2015

***UPDATE: ACLU Statement on DA Dumanis's Creation of a "Protocol" for How/When to Release Police Body Camera Video*** The following statement can be attributed to our legal director, David Loy: The purpose of access to public records is to hold government accountable to the community. Given the extraordinary and deadly powers vested in law enforcement, that principle applies... Read More

Dec 04,2015

For Immediate Release :  December 3, 2015 The ACLU of Northern California joins San Francisco community members in demanding justice for 26-year old Mario Woods. Woods died Wednesday after police shot him multiple times in San Francisco’s Bayview district. We urge District Attorney Gascón to conduct a swift investigation and bring all appropriate charges against the... Read More