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Be The Change: Take Action in 2022

Change happens because of people like you. Join our people-powered movement for justice, equity and freedom!

No matter your level of experience, there is an opportunity for everyone to get involved: 

  • The in-office volunteer program is starting up again and we'd love to have you onboard. This opportunity is for folks who can make a biweekly commitment to help our team fulfill projects like data entry, event preparation, and materials requests from our San Francisco, Sacramento, or Fresno office. Click here to sign up and join us in-office. 

  • Sign up for our general volunteer e-mail list to receive information about upcoming trainings, virtual events, and opportunities to take action. 

  • Join us for a text or phone bank. Our Outreach Team helps us mobilize voters to contact their lawmakers, turn people out for online events, and connect people to ACLU resources. 

  • Chapters are the grassroots team of the ACLU, organizing locally across Northern California. They host events to build community and educate the public, cultivate partnerships with local organizations and leaders, and work with staff to move forward ACLU campaign goals and civil liberties priorities. Click here to learn more about your local Chapter.

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Upcoming 2022 Training and Events Calendar 

Please sign up for individual trainings and events below. You can sign up for one or all: they’re free! Check back here for recordings and an updated calendar as we add new trainings and events throughout the year. If at any time you have questions, please email


  • Post-Election Debriefs
    Tuesday, November 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm 
    Election results aren’t always determined on Election Day. In the meantime, many unknowns and questions arise. Join Organizing Director, Ashley Morris, for a recap of election results and what we can anticipate in the days and weeks after the 2022 General Election on November 8th. Click here to register today.


  • Bill of Rights Day
    Thursday, December 8 at 5:30 pm
    Despite the many setbacks for civil liberties and justice that 2022 brought, California continues to lead the way. We have much to celebrate about the golden state, including leaders like Janette Robinson Flint, the Executive Director of Black Women for Wellness who has led innovate strategies for Reproductive Justice in California, which will pave the way for other states seeking to protect reproductive health care in a post-Roe v. Wade world. We honor her work this year with the Chief Justice Earl Warren Award. We will also honor and thank longtime ACLU advocate from Monterey County, Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, with the Lola Hanzel Courageous Advocate Award. Click here to reserve your spot.