Support civil liberties and join the ACLU for the Laughs for Liberty: Comedy Night at Flappers Burbank fundraiser show with headliner Alonzo Bodden (Winner of Last Comic Standing and NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me) this Sunday, July 10, 5 pm.
Diana González: The need for inclusive paid sick leave legislation everywhere in the nation is clear. Nearly 43 million workers in the U.S. – about 38% of working people – do not get paid sick time.
This month’s ACLU panel will discuss legal and financial issues affecting racial minorities and the poor, and how their non-profits are fighting against these blatant injustices.
Abre’ Conner and Novella Coleman: ACLU lawyers are used to taking on injustice and speaking out on behalf of our clients. This time the discrimination happened to us.
Hector Villagra: Children without lawyers were five times more likely to be ordered deported in the nearly 53,000 cases completed between October 2012 and August 2015.
Nicole Ozer: Last year, the privacy and free speech mistakes of tech companies led to tons of embarrassing and costly stories.
As of Friday, January 8th the county did NOT fulfill its promise of 440 beds as the first El Niño storms swept through the OC, leaving people who live outdoors exposed to the elements and at risk of hypothermia and other weather-related hazards.
Catherine Wagner: The cameras are only tools, and the way that LAPD plans to use them would, sadly, undercut the values of transparency, accountability and public trust they are meant to promote.
Hector Villagra: For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has worked to make sure the promise of equality covers everyone – those intentionally left out at the nation’s founding and those who weren’t even considered for protection.
Toward Saner Approaches That Treat Communities More Humanely While Saving Taxpayers Money
Hector Villagra: The ACLU of Southern California stands with Quentin Tarantino and supports his condemnation of those police officers who have killed unarmed citizens who pose no threat.
Tom Donnelly: The Southern California chapter of the ACLU will honor “Scandal” star Kerry Washington and guitarist Tom Morello this year for its annual Bill of Rights Awards Dinner.
Sandra Hernandez: An organization of street vendors filed suit last week against the Los Angeles Police Department and a business improvement district for illegally seizing and destroying vendors’ carts, dollies, and other personal belongings.