The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties works with local partners to advance public policy issues in our priority focus areas of policing, police accountability, immigrants’ rights and equity in our region. At the state level, we work with the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy and Policy as well as statewide coalitions to lobby the legislature, analyze proposed legislation, and engage grassroots supporters in the legislative process.

Filter Legislation

Ending Poverty Tows (AB 516)

Living in California is already expensive enough: for many working families, it’s almost impossible to afford to live here because of astronomically high housing prices and equally expensive childcare and higher education costs.

June 19, 2019

Administrative Fees (SB 144)

Right now, California law charges administrative fees to people who come in contact with the criminal justice system, including fees for public defenders, booking, mandatory drug testing, and costs related to a person’s incarceration and probation supervision, like electronic monitoring.

May 6, 2019

Privacy for All (AB 1760)

Advances in technology and drastic changes in business practices have outpaced the law. The lack of adequate privacy protections has undercut the privacy, safety, and financial security of Californians, with disparate impacts on people of color, immigrants, and other vulnerable communities.

April 3, 2019 Privacy & Technology