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Actions related to federal government

Take Action!  Urge your U.S. Senators to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (S.1975) to protect access to abortion. (Posted: 10/26/2021)

Take Action!   Reparations for slavery now!  Send a message to your members of Congress urging them to support H.R. 40.  (Posted: 09/18/2021)

Take Action!  Tell your Congressperson to take the H.R. 40 Systematic Equality Oath!  (Posted: 09/18/2021)

Take Action!  Tell President Biden and Congress to halt dangerous face recognition technologies.  (Posted: 06/28/2021)

Take Action!  Tell Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.  (Posted: 03/28/2021)

 

 

Actions related to California state government

Take action!  California Highway Patrol conducted aerial surveillance of people protesting for racial justice in 2020 after the murder of George Floyd.  Sign a petition to demand that our elected leaders protect our right to organize, rally, and speak out for racial justice without fear of police surveillance.  (New: 11/20/2021)

Here are some ACLU victories in the California legislature in 2021.

Decertifying police who commit misconduct (SB 2): Brings California in line with the 46 other states that have a process to decertify officers who commit serious misconduct, and to update state civil rights laws to provide a legal remedy to victims of police misconduct and their families.

Providing Community Response to Local Emergencies (AB 118): Creates new programs for community-based response to local emergencies instead of police, including: public health crises, unhoused people in crisis, people exposed to intimate partner or community violence, people with a substance use disorder, and people impacted by natural or climate disasters.

Eliminating additional criminal system fees (AB 177, formerly SB 586): Eliminates 17 onerous administrative fees imposed on people in our legal system. AB 177 also discharges an estimated $534 million in debt that falls most heavily on Black and Brown communities.

Challenging invalid convictions (AB 1259): Grants thousands of people who are facing mandatory immigration detention or deportation the ability to challenge unjust convictions based on a misunderstanding of immigration consequences or ineffective assistance of counsel.

Advancing Menstrual Equity (AB 367): Requires college campuses and public schools from grades 6 to 12 to provide students with free menstrual products, affirming that menstrual products are a necessity not a luxury.

 

 

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