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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.

Students. We'll Stand For Your Right to Take a Knee

Students Have the Right to Take a Knee

Oct 16, 2017

Today, students across the country are responding to the pre-game protests by professional athletes, when players during the National Anthem have chosen to kneel, sit, or raise a fist against police violence and state oppression of African-Americans and other people of color. Inspired, students have bravely followed suit.

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Governor Brown Just Signed the California Values Act and here is Why It’s a Big Deal

Oct 05, 2017

Local law enforcement, in particular the Sheriffs in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, are fully entangled with immigration enforcement authorities and detain people on ICE’s behalf in our local county jails. In San Bernardino county, ICE agents are also allowed full and unfettered access to county jails. Nationally, 65-75% of deportations occur because of these entanglements.

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People pick strawberries in an agricultural field.

Trump’s EPA is Harming California’s Farmworkers. You Have the Power to Help.

Oct 02, 2017
The people who grow our food shouldn’t have to risk getting sick just to do their jobs. But dozens of California-grown crops—including oranges, lemons, almonds, and walnuts—are often treated with a dangerous pesticide called chlorpyrifos that can cause asthma and brain damage. This toxicant is not safe for pregnant women and children to ingest even in trace amounts, but it is especially dangerous ... Read More
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Bail Reform: Not a Question of If, But When for California

Sep 18, 2017
Bail reform is gaining steam, and we couldn’t be happier. Across the country, counties and states are tackling problems with their money bail systems. Even Congress — dysfunctional as it can be — is taking a look at the issue. And, here in California, bail reform has become a top priority for state policymakers.Just last month, Governor Brown and Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye announced a plan ... Read More
Abdi Soltani

Keeping Hope in the Face of Hate

Aug 25, 2017

Several times since the horrible events of Charlottesville, people have asked me, "what gives you hope?" I have had to search past a few things to get to that answer. 

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KYR Back to School General

Know Your Rights: Police in Schools Don’t Have Unlimited Power

Aug 24, 2017

When police officers replace school administrators as disciplinarians, the results are often disastrous, especially for students of color, low-income students, and students with disabilities. Police presence on campus contributes to the school-to-prison pipeline that pushes thousands of youth out of the classroom and into the criminal justice system

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