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Get Involved

The ACLU Foundation of Northern California works with communities to make sure people are informed about their rights. Today, years of hard-fought civil liberty protections are under threat — and to influence lawmakers, we need everyone to get involved. Here’s what you can do.

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2021 ACLU California Action Conference Registration

Mar 08, 2021
The ACLU of California Action Conference is an annual statewide conference with opportunities to level up your advocacy and policy change in California. You will learn about civil liberties here in California, participate in statewide and local campaigns, and network with like-minded people. The entire conference is virtual. Read More
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Stop SFPD's Surveillance of Activists

Mar 05, 2021
After the murder of George Floyd, the San Francisco Police Department illegally spied on thousands of activists as they marched against police racism and violence against Black people. Read More
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Religious Restrictions on UC Health Care

Jan 29, 2019
Religious restrictions on health care have no place in our public university system.  But documents from a Public Records Act request reveal that all six UC campuses with medical schools have formed partnerships with Catholic hospitals that explicitly tie the hands of UC providers and require them to comply with religious doctrine rather than evidence-based medicine. Read More
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Take a Stand for Community Control of Police Surveillance

Mar 28, 2018
Donald Trump now has the keys to the surveillance state. He has inherited expansive powers and databases filled with information on millions of people. He has suggested this system could be turned on Muslim Americans and that NSA reforms triggered by Edward Snowden’s disclosures should be rolled back. While government spying is not new, the potential for abuse is greater than ever before. Read More
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Why Do You Care About Bail Reform?

Mar 28, 2018
Every year, thousands of Californians are jailed before even having their day in court — all because they can't afford to pay bail to buy their freedom. The effects of this unjust money bail system are wide-reaching, tearing apart families and communities across the state. Read More
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Hey, Meet Your DA!

Aug 23, 2017
John Legend here. When I founded FREEAMERICA, I joined the ACLU and other advocates in the fight to end mass incarceration. That is why I am so excited to help the ACLU of California launch a new campaign focused on the government officials who have the power to end mass incarceration: district attorneys or "DAs" for short. Most people don’t know this, but DAs are more than just prosecutors. Th... Read More