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Economic Justice

The ACLU works to defend economically disadvantaged people and fights income-based discrimination in the criminal justice and public benefits systems, and in housing and employment. Economic justice is a civil right.

Judge banging gavel on a pile of money.

Victory: California Chief Justice ends "bail for trial... Read more

Daniel Lawrence

Fighting for homeless rights in Tulare. Read more

Homeless people's stuff being destroyed in Fresno

Class action settlement for hundreds of Fresno's homeless... Read more

We are the 99% lawn sign.

Would you pay a hefty fee to communicate with neighbors? Read more

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On any given day, over 60 percent of people in jail in California are awaiting trial or sentencing, and many remain detained simply because they cannot afford to post money bail. The results can be devastating. Individuals who spend even a few days... Read more »
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