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We can be pretty sure that each new day will bring two things: new threats to our civil liberties, and new stories of people standing up for their rights and winning. Behind every court ruling is a person. Behind every landmark law is a movement. Read the stories and hear the voices that ground our work.

Square graphic with Native student wearing tribal regalia as part of their graduation cap-and-gown. On the left is text that says In California, students have the right to wear tribal regalia at graduation.

Preserving Our Cultural Rights At Graduation

May 24, 2023
My name is Job, and I am a current high school junior in Los Angeles, California. Although we have the right in California to wear our tribal, religious, or cultural regalia at graduation, some schools still try to stop Indigenous highschoolers from doing so. Read More
Childhood photo of Carlos and his Mom, overlayed with map of Central America

Join the Fight to Bring Carlos Home

May 02, 2023
In 2017, Carlos Sauceda got a phone call in prison. The California Board of Parole Hearings had just granted him release after serving 22 years. He was due to return home in two weeks. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent was on the line, warning him that he might not go home; ICE might intercept his release because he was born outside the U.S. His mother had immigrated with him a... Read More
Graphic with yellow and red colors. To the left of the image is a Black woman holding a megaphone, in the middle there is a cropped image of a person holding a rally sign reading "No justice, No peace" and on the left is a Black man with his fist raised in the air.

To Achieve True Reproductive Justice in California, We Must Look Beyond Roe v. Wade

Jun 24, 2022
The ACLU of Northern California fights for Californians’ bodily autonomy and the right to have children, not have children, and parent the children we have with dignity and safety. Although the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a devastating step back by [dismantling/overturning] Roe v. Wade and nearly 50 years of precedent guaranteeing the constitutional right to abortion, we know that Roe was never e... Read More