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Bill to Address Secret and Unregulated Use of Jailhouse Informants Passes Out of Committee

SACRAMENTO– Today, a bill to close a significant loophole in existing law regarding jailhouse informants passed unanimously out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee. Assembly Bill 359, by Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), comes in the wake of controversy in…

In California, We the People Can Protect Our Values and Each Other

By Becca Cramer California is known for being a leader in protecting the rights of LGBTQ people, women, people of color, immigrants, and other marginalized communities. And while we already have great laws in place, there is still much work…

ACLU on Gov.’s Budget Proposal: Off to Good Start to Protect California’s Most Vulnerable

SACRAMENTO–In response to Governor Jerry Brown’s unveiling of his proposed 2017-18 budget, the American Civil Liberties Union of California’s Center for Advocacy and Policy issued the following statement on behalf of its Center Director, Natasha Minsker:  “We commend Governor Brown…

Making Things More Fair in CA, One Bill at a Time

OUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS California now has some of the strongest protections against policing for profit in the country Working with a broad coalition of racial justice, immigrants’ rights, labor, and civil libertarian organizations, we sponsored and passed SB 443, a…

California Police Transparency Bill Passes First Legislative Hurdle

SACRAMENTO–With a 5-1 vote in the Senate’s Public Safety Committee today, Senator Mark Leno’s Senate Bill 1286 will advance in the California Legislature. The bill gives the public access to crucial information about how police departments handle the most serious…