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Photo of Sera and Frankie with foreheads touching
News

ACLU Calls on Facebook to Address Blocking Content from LGBTQ Creators

Sep 24, 2020
Today, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California is calling for Facebook to take responsibility and address disparities in the treatment of content by LGBTQ creators on its platform. Earlier this summer, Facebook repeatedly rejected a video advertisement for Unsung Lilly, Sera and Frankie Golding-Young’s band, which featured an image of the two women with their foreheads touching. Facebook called... Read More
Sera and Frankie of band Unsung Lilly in pose where their foreheads are touching
Blog

Facebook Blocked My Ad, Mislabeled it "Sexually Explicit"

Sep 23, 2020
My wife and I have made music together for the past 8 years, in an independent band named Unsung Lilly. We are passionate about creating epic, empowering pop music. As a same-sex couple, we have been heartened recently by the improved representation of LGBTQ people on television, and we are grateful that most people we meet are accepting of our relationship. It’s enough to make you think that m... Read More
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ACLU Statement on Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sep 18, 2020
Few people have had such a dramatic and lasting effect on a particular area of law as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who directed the work of the ACLU Women’s Rights Project from its founding in 1972 until her appointment to the federal bench in 1980. Read More
Signage at entrance of Foothills Park
Case

NAACP of San Jose/Silicon Valley et al. v. City of Palo Alto (Racial & Economic Justice)

Sep 16, 2020
Foothills Park is a 1,400-acre public green space located in the city of Palo Alto. For decades, the city has kept the park exclusive to Palo Alto residents under an ordinance that threatens non-residents who enter the park with jail time and a hefty fine unless they enter as guests of a city resident. This ordinance is a vestige of Palo Alto's history of racial discrimination. The ACLU Foundation... Read More
Woman operating mobile application standing atop scooter
Case

Sanchez v. Los Angeles Department of Transportation (Data Surveillance)

Sep 11, 2020
Renting an electric scooter should not give the government the right to trace your every move — where you start, where you end, and all stops, twists, and turns in between. But that's the situation in the City of Los Angeles where electric scooter rental companies are required to provide real-time and historic GPS tracking data to city officials. Beginning in late 2017, communities across Calif... Read More
Voting Rights during COVID-19
News

ACLU Releases New 'Know Your Rights' Resources for Voting

Aug 25, 2020
Today, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California released three new ‘Know Your Rights’ resources specifically designed to educate California voters. They contain important information about who is eligible to vote, how to register to vote, how to vote in person, and ways to return completed ballots during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More