2023 ACLU NorCal Conference

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Community First: Unite. Rebuild. Transform.

Can you believe nearly four years have passed since we’ve been able to gather together in person? The past four years have brought both victories and losses, joys and sorrows, and new insights into how we can advance civil liberties and healthy communities here in California and beyond.

The conference will take place in downtown Sacramento and span two days of workshops, keynote speakers, community-building, and networking events. Travel grants are available to support with the cost of transportation and hotels. 

Curious about the program? You can see what we have planned by clicking here. Please register for the conference below before Wednesday, April 12.

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Activists at the 2019 Conference and Lobby Day

How we move forward depends on the power of communities and the leadership of people like you. No one can do this work alone, and that’s why we're excited to invite you to join us for our ACLU NorCal conference for activists! Join us in Sacramento on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23!

Wondering what happened to lobby day? If you have joined us for our conference in past years, you may have also participated in a lobby day. This year, we are limiting lobby day to a small set of select lawmakers who will be key to legislation we hope to pass in 2023. If you reside in one of the select lawmaker's district, a member of staff will reach out to you to confirm your participation. We're still looking for people to attend a lobby visit from the following districts:

  • Senate District 2 - Mike McGuire
  • Senate District 5 - Susan Talamantes Eggman
  • Senate District 7 - Steve Glazer
  • Senate District 8 - Angelique Ashby
  • Senate District 10 - Aisha Wahab
  • Senate District 14 - Anna Caballero
  • Senate District 15 - Dave Cortese
  • Assembly District 4 - Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
  • Assembly District 6 - Kevin McCarty
  • Assembly District 10 - Stephanie Nguyen
  • Assembly District 11 - Lori Wilson
  • Assembly District 12 - Damon Connolly
  • Assembly District 14 - Buffy Wicks
  • Assembly District 15 - Tim Grayson
  • Assembly District 16 - Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
  • Assembly District 19 - Phil Ting
  • Assembly District 20 - Liz Ortega
  • Assembly District 23 - Marc Berman
  • Assembly District 27 - Esmeralda Soria
  • Assembly District 28 - Gail Pellerin
  • Assembly District 29 - Robert Rivas
  • Assembly District 30 - Dawn Addis
  • Assembly District 31 - Joaquin Arambula

Don't know what district you live in? Click here to find out

Representation matters. Apply for a travel grant.

We're counting on you. Learning how to unite, rebuild, transform our state takes all of us. To ensure real represenation from communities across our region please fill out a travel grant application to cover some or all of the conference cost before Friday, March 31.

What to expect at the conference...

COVID-19 is highly transmissible, serious, and can be lethal. COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing severe disease, hospitalization, and death. We hope that if you choose to attend an ACLU in-person event, that you have also taken the necessary precautions to care for your fellow community members.

All attendees are required to properly wear a mask (covering the nose and mouth), regardless of vaccination status, while in all indoor spaces. Masks will be provided to all attendees. We will be using air purifiers in all indoor spaces to further guard against COVID-19 exposure. If you experience any COVID-19 or cold symptoms (such as fever, cough, sore throat), please stay home. Rapid COVID-19 tests will be made available to all attendees.

Check back for details regarding the program which will include workshops on advocacy skills and community building, exciting speakers, and opportunities to connect with people doing valuable community building work across California.

If you have any concerns or questions, please email changemakers@aclunc.org.

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