Rights of the Poor

Rights of the Poor

Protect Essential Workers, Expand Access to Paid Leave (AB 3216)

[caption id="attachment_16760" align="alignright" width="300"] Worried mother taking care of a son with lying in hospital bed.[/caption]AB 3216 addresses the urgent need to enable California to recover from COVID-19,... Read More

Legislative

California’s Justice System is a Debt Trap

By: Adrienna Wong Erica Smith was making a fresh start. After being forced out of her home by domestic violence, she had spent the last three years cycling between homelessness and jail for petty offenses. But with... Read More

Legislative

Administrative Fees (SB 144)

Right now, California law charges administrative fees to people who come in contact with the criminal justice system, including fees for public defenders, booking, mandatory drug testing, and costs related to a... Read More

News

ACLU Comment on Governor Newsom’s Proposal to Lengthen Paid Family Leave in California

Press Contact: Daisy Vieyra, 916.824.3266 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2019 SACRAMENTO-Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom introduced his budget proposal for the 2019-20 Fiscal Year. Included in the... Read More

Rights of the Poor

Defending the Rights of the Most Vulnerable

Poor people are one of the least powerful groups in the United States and their civil liberties are therefore always in a precarious state. The ACLU has historically defended the rights of the poor against government... Read More