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Aug 30,2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2018 Contact: Daisy Vieyra, 916-824-3266 (Sacramento) Emilio Lacques 323-616-8016 (Los Angeles) Advocates Denounce Shelving of Bill that Would Have Reduced the Number of Police Shootings in California SACRAMENTO – Last night, a bill that would have changed the standard for when California police can use deadly force was held in the... Read More

Aug 28,2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 28, 2018 CONTACT: Daisy Vieyra [email protected], 916-824-3266 ACLU of California Statement: Governor Brown Signs Bail Reform Legislation Opposed by ACLU SACRAMENTO – Today, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law Senate Bill 10, the California Bail Reform Act. The following statement can be jointly attributed to... Read More

Aug 20,2018

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 disciplinary code commonly known as “willful defiance” that causes California students to lose an estimated 250,000 days of instruction each year. All students have... Read More

Aug 20,2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2018 CONTACT: Daisy Vieyra [email protected], 916-824-3266 ACLU of California Changes Position to Oppose Bail Reform Legislation SACRAMENTO – Today, the Executive Directors of the ACLU California affiliates announced a change to the ACLU’s position on Senate Bill 10, the California Bail Reform Act. The following statement can... Read More

Aug 16,2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2018 Contact: Daisy Vieyra, 916-442-1036 x613 SACRAMENTO – Today, legislation to update California’s lethal use of force law was removed from the Senate Appropriations Committee and referred to the Senate Rules Committee before heading to the Senate for a floor vote. AB 931, introduced by Assemblymembers Weber (D-San Diego) and... Read More