Abortion is Basic Health Care

Jan 24, 2020
Once again, the Trump administration is abusing its power to attack access to reproductive health care. It has already gone after insurance coverage for contraception and federal funding for family planning and tried to allow health care institutions and providers to deny patients information and treatment based on personal religious or moral beliefs. Now the administration has set its sights d... Read More

On the 47th Anniversary of Roe, Let’s Advance Reproductive Justice for People Behind Bars

Jan 22, 2020
As we approach the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, we have much to be proud of in California. While states around the country pass laws banning or restricting access to abortion, California enacted a landmark law last year, requiring public universities to provide medication abortion at their student health centers. California has the distinction of being the onl... Read More

ACLU Settlement Agreement Secures Governor’s Commitment to $14 Million in Added Support for Public Defense Systems Throughout California and Agency Expansion

Jan 10, 2020
SACRAMENTO — The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Northern California along with its other California affiliates, and the law firms Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Paul Hastings LLP have settled a lawsuit brought against the State of California and Fresno County. The settlement is a considerable step toward ensuring that the Sixth Amendment right to counsel is upheld throughout all of C... Read More

Aleman Gonzalez v. Sessions (Immigration Detention)

Jan 10, 2020
In March of 2018, two Bay Area fathers who had been detained for over six months at the Contra Costa West County Detention Facility in Richmond, California sued the federal government in a class action lawsuit challenging their unlawful and prolonged detention. Complaint is here.  On June 5, 2018, a federal judge ruled that people who have been detained under 8 U.S.C. 1231(a)(6) cannot be held ... Read More

Legislative Infographic

Jan 07, 2020
It's vital to know how your state legislature operates in order to hold your elected officials accountable in an effective manner. Read More

An Open Letter to California Officials: Housing First

Jan 01, 2020
After she became homeless, Callie Rutter entered Bridges at Kraemer Place, an emergency shelter that promises to "connect participants to housing as quickly as possible." For her, however, the shelter has been a bridge to nowhere. The program claims to place residents in a home in six months or less. But Callie has lived at the shelter — a converted warehouse that holds around 200 people — for ... Read More