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ACLU Supports Challenge to Settlement Agreement Between UC Hastings and City of San Francisco

Jun 24, 2020
Today, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California filed an Amicus brief to support groups who are representing unhoused people and requesting to intervene in legal action between UC Hastings and the City of San Francisco concerning conditions in the Tenderloin neighborhood. The settlement proposed by the parties would directly impact the lives of unhoused people whose voices have been excluded fro... Read More
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California LGBTQ Employment Rights

Jun 16, 2020
It is illegal for an employer to fire, demote, fail to hire, fail to promote, harass, or otherwise discriminate against you because of your sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression. Know your rights under state and federal law. Read More
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Letter Demands City of Sacramento Drop Charges Against 72 Protesters for Violating Curfew

Jun 15, 2020
The ACLU Foundation of Northern California and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area submitted a demand letter to the City of Sacramento this morning urging the City to drop all charges against individuals for violating the City’s June 1 curfew order. Seventy-two individuals were arrested and charged for violating the order, which imposed a sweeping ban on public as... Read More
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ACLU Statement on Microsoft Face Recognition Moratorium

Jun 11, 2020
In January 2019, the ACLU led a coalition of over 80 civil rights groups calling on Amazon, Google, and Microsoft to stop selling face recognition technology to law enforcement. Google heeded these calls early on. Microsoft instead responded with a legislative effort in multiple states to legitimize law enforcement use of the technology. The ACLU, together with a coalition of groups, earlier this ... Read More
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ACLU Statement on Amazon Face Recognition Moratorium

Jun 10, 2020
Amazon today announced a one-year moratorium on its sale of face recognition technology to law enforcement. The American Civil Liberties Union two years ago revealed that the company is secretly selling this technology to police, and has since led a coalition effort calling on the company to stop fueling police abuses and civil rights violations with the sale of this technology to law enforcement. Read More
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Microsoft Says it Supports Racial Justice. Will it Refuse to Power Discriminatory Police Surveillance?

Jun 10, 2020
As major tech companies rush to claim solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, they’re being rightfully called out for the ways their products and workplace conditions actively undermine the rights and safety of Black people. IBM has listened and stopped development of face recognition, a technology that supercharges police surveillance and has repeatedly been shown to disproportionately m... Read More