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Civil Rights Groups File Damages Claims Against California State Officials for Transferring Four Formerly Incarcerated People to ICE Detention

Dec 09, 2020
The ACLU Foundation of Northern California and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus have filed damages claims against Governor Gavin Newsom, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), and CDCR Secretary Kathleen Allison on behalf of four people who were formerly incarcerated in California prisons but were transferred to the custody of Immigrations and Custo... Read More
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Voting Rights Coalition Demands Immediate Systemic Election Reforms in Alameda County

Nov 12, 2020
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, Oakland Rising, and the ACLU Foundation of Northern California demand that the Alameda County Registrar of Voters take immediate action to remedy the disenfranchisement of voters that occurred in the November general election, and to increase transparency and compliance with voting rights laws for future elections. Read More
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ACLU of Northern California Statement on Prop. 24

Nov 04, 2020
Proposition 24 appears to have passed, despite its deep flaws, and sends a clear message from California voters to the California legislature that they expect and demand action to protect their privacy and safeguard their fundamental privacy rights. Read More
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ACLU Releases Report on Troubling Disparities in Education Outcomes for Indigenous Students in Humboldt County

Oct 27, 2020
Today, the ACLU Foundation of Northern of California released Failing Grade: The Status of Native American Education in Humboldt County, a report revealing vast and troubling disparities in education outcomes for Indigenous students in Humboldt County. The report exposes a system that fails Native American students by not providing the skills they need to succeed in school and the workforce. Read More
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Advocates Challenge Woman’s Wrongful Imprisonment for Stillbirth

Oct 21, 2020
Today, attorneys representing Adora Perez, a woman charged with murder for a stillbirth, filed a motion in the California Court of Appeal, arguing that she cannot be charged with murder for a pregnancy outcome. The ACLU of Northern California and Drug Policy Alliance filed amicus briefs in support. Read More
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ACLU of Northern California Statement on Prop. 25

Oct 01, 2020
The ACLU of Northern California is neutral on Prop. 25, which asks voters to uphold or repeal Senate Bill 10. SB 10 is deeply flawed. Although it would eliminate the predatory commercial bail industry, it would replace it with a risk assessment-based system that perpetuates racial disparities in pretrial detention, and it would grant judges and pretrial service agencies wide discretion to detain b... Read More
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ACLU Calls on Facebook to Address Blocking Content from LGBTQ Creators

Sep 24, 2020
Today, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California is calling for Facebook to take responsibility and address disparities in the treatment of content by LGBTQ creators on its platform. Earlier this summer, Facebook repeatedly rejected a video advertisement for Unsung Lilly, Sera and Frankie Golding-Young’s band, which featured an image of the two women with their foreheads touching. Facebook called... Read More