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May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Stop the Ban Rally (San Francisco)

  • 335 South Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)
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Last week we saw one of the biggest assaults on abortion rights in decades. Since January six states have passed laws banning abortion. This isn’t a coincidence –– it’s a coordinated effort to take away the right to have an abortion, plain and simple.

The right to access abortion is under an unprecedented attack. This is the time to take action.

Join a Stop the Bans rally near you this Tuesday, May 21 to defend our abortion rights, our health, and our lives.

Angry about Alabama's Abortion Ban? Take Action in California!

335 S. Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, May 21, 6:00 PM

Join a Stop the Bans rally near you and check out the People Power map here for more events across the country.

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May
21
12:00 PM12:00

Rage Against the Abortion Bans Rally (Palo Alto)

  • 855 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA, 94301 United States (map)
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Last week we saw one of the biggest assaults on abortion rights in decades. Since January six states have passed laws banning abortion. This isn’t a coincidence –– it’s a coordinated effort to take away the right to have an abortion, plain and simple.

The right to access abortion is under an unprecedented attack. This is the time to take action.

Join a Stop the Bans rally near you this Tuesday, May 21 to defend our abortion rights, our health, and our lives.

Angry about Alabama's Abortion Ban? Take Action in California!

Rage Against Abortion Bans
855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, Palo Alto, CA
Tuesday, May 21, 12:00 PM

Join a Stop the Bans rally near you and check out the People Power map here for more events across the country.

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Mar
1
5:00 PM17:00

Students! Know Your Rights! Training (Virtual) Hosted by ACLU People Power

Students around the country are turning last week's heartbreaking school shooting in Parkland, Florida into an inspiring push for change. In addition to grieving the lives of 17 classmates, students have met with the President, spoken their minds to Members of Congress, and taken to the streets and the internet. This is an incredible example of what people power looks like – what the First Amendment feels like in practice.

In the past few days, we've heard from students, parents, and teachers asking what students' rights are – and whether schools can discipline students for speaking out.

Plans for coordinated student walkouts have been making national news and have already spurred disciplinary threats from some school administrators. That's why we think it's so important that everyone learns about their rights.

Join us on Thursday, March 1 at 8pm ET for a Students: Know Your Rights! Training
(This link will take you to our People Power website.)

You'll hear from student leaders and members of the ACLU legal team, like me, on our constitutional right to free speech and expression, and what it means for students who want to speak out. We'll also share some details on how to report any possible First Amendment violations so that our team can track what's going on around the country.

We're inspired by the leadership and courage that students across the country have shown in response to the tragic shooting at Stoneman High School.

Whether you're a young person or a parent, teacher, school staff or ally, we hope you'll join us to learn about students' rights. 

Students: Know Your Rights!
Thursday, March 1
8pm ET / 5pm PT

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Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

Volunteer Training for ICE Out of Alameda County

  • 1300 Grand Avenue Piedmont, CA, 94610 United States (map)
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Hosted by ACLU - Berkeley/North East Bay Chapter

Please register at www.tinyurl.com/acilep so that we can bring enough training materials. 

Join ACILEP’s Rapid Response Network. The Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership (ACILEP) invites you to join our team of volunteer responders to resist the raids and deportations. 

Learn how to verify ICE activity and be a legal observer to protect our communities from ICE!  Rehearse critical & creative tactics for effective action!

Sponsored by: Alameda County Immigration Legal & Education Partnership (ACILEP) is a partnership of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, Causa Justa Just Cause, the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Oakland Community Organizations, Street Level Health, the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay, Centro Legal de la Raza, and the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office and others. Theater of the Oppressed Assistance from Starr King School for the Ministry.

Tickets: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzGFq_uEouMhd8dNGcEkEPD9d-IVJIoMsTCuHcYjyF_eY_fw/viewform

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Jan
28
1:00 PM13:00

Twin Peaks Group 2018 Kick-Off Meeting (San Francisco) - an ACLU People Power Action Event

Twin Peaks Group 2018 Kick-off Meeting

Directions:

Meeting will be held at 1282 Clayton St., the cross street is 17th St. We are a non-shoe house, so attendees will need to remove their shoes. Meeting is up two flights of stairs. Easy access via the #33 Ashbury bus.

2018 Kick-off meeting to discuss and set priorities for actions over the next few months. Possible areas of action are voting rights, DACA , immigrant rights, etc.

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Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

From Mass Incarceration to Restorative Justice - an ACLU event (San Pablo)

From Mass Incarceration to Restorative Justice: How Contra Costa County is Developing the Blue Print for Criminal Justice Reform

 

From Mass Incarceration to Restorative Justice: How Contra Costa County is Developing the Blue Print for Criminal Justice Reform Presented by the ACLU’s Berkeley/North East Bay Chapter

The Berkeley/North East Bay chapter of the ACLU is pleased to present a Criminal Justice Reform panel with newly appointed District Attorney Diana Becton and Public Defenders Ali Saidi and Jeff Landau. Topics will include the current state of criminal justice reform in Contra Costa County and D.A. Becton's holistic approach for future reform including dismantling the school to prison pipeline for juvenile offenders and bail reform. This is a great opportunity for all who are interested in criminal justice reform to meet those who will be leading the way.

This event is also the Berkeley/North East Bay chapter's Annual Meeting and Chapter Board Election.

 

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Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Fred T. Korematsu Day Presentation and Panel Discussion, and relevance to Muslim Travel Ban (San Jose)

  • Wesley United Methodist Church - Fellowship Hall (map)
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Fred T. Korematsu Day presentation and panel discussion, and relevance to Muslim Travel Ban

* Presentation about the Fred T. Korematsu Story
* Keynote Address by Don Tamaki, Civil Rights attorney who represented Fred
T. Korematsu in 1983 and also an attorney involved with the amicus brief filed
by the children of Fred Korematsu, Gordon Hirabayashi and Minoru Yasui
opposing the Trump administration’s Muslim Travel Ban.
* Panel Discussion to follow discussing both the 1983 Korematsu case and the
amicus brief opposing the Muslim Travel Ban.

Time: 1pm to 4pm
RSVP is highly recommended to secure a seat by emailing
publicprograms@jamsj.org or by calling 408-294-3138 by January 20, 2018.

 

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Jan
27
11:30 AM11:30

ACLU Trainings for Change Makers (California)

ACLU Trainings for Change Makers

You're invited to join the ACLU for an in-person training in a city near you to build and practice new skills in organizing a local campaign.  The trainings will cover topics such as voting rights, criminal justice reform, and reproductive health rights for all California students. These are issues where you can have a big impact at the local level!  The deadline to register is Thursday, January 25.

Regional trainings will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the following cities: 

  • Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 — San Francisco
  • Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 — Sacramento
  • Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 — Morgan Hill
  • Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 — Fresno
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Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

ACLU of Northern CA Santa Clara Valley Chapter Election Event

ACLU of Northern California Santa Clara Valley Chapter Election Event

Please take this opportunity to hear about our chapter's advocacy and learn how you can join us in our important work as we look forward to another year of resistance. Our program will feature guest speaker Magan Ray, the Board Chair of the ACLU of Northern California. In addition, we have invited several community partners to provide both activities for the evening (e.g. signing postcards, signing up for phone banking) as well as drop in sessions to find out more about their volunteer opportunities.

The program for the evening will be:
• 6:30 pm Light Refreshments and Networking
• 7:00 pm Introductions and ACLU-NC SCV Annual Report
• 7:15 pm Candidates Statements and Election
• 7:30 pm Guest Speaker - Magan Ray
• 8:00 pm Student Slam Poetry Presentation
• 8:20 pm Breakout Sessions and Meet Community Partners
• 8:50 pm Program End

Parking is available at the 4th Street public garage across the street.

Please RSVP by emailing us at rsvp@acluscv.org.

PLEASE NOTE THAT RSVP USING THE PEOPLEPOWER WEB PAGE WILL BE DISREGARDED.

Respectfully,
ACLU of Northern California-Santa Clara Valley Chapter

 

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Jan
13
1:00 PM13:00

2018 Kickoff Ingleside/Glen Park People Power Group: San Francisco (Glen Park)

Join our local ACLU People Power group to plan priorities for early 2018 actions. This group has a committed base including weekly communications and networking of both People Power and other resistance efforts.

Directions: Walk uphill from Glen Park BART or just 2 blocks from corner of Glen Park canyon 44Bus stop ( Congo/Martha/Stillings/Nordhoff) https://www.google.com/maps/place/62+Nordhoff+St,+San+Francisco,+CA+94131/@37.7339027,-122.4429788,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x808f7e7bda549a2d:0xecb0756a62d2120!8m2!3d37.7338985!4d-122.4407901

https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action/11400/signup/?source=ppem_42400&t=1&akid=42400%2E704299%2ERioHVj

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Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Bill of Rights Day (Oakland)

  • The Rotunda: Beauty in the Heart of Oakland (map)
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Bill of Rights Day

Come celebrate with us at our annual Bill of Rights Day in Oakland! You can purchase tickets at: www.aclunc.org/bord (Note: tickets will not be sold at the door) 

President Trump has recklessly been using his power to undermine basic civil liberties in an all-out assault on the U.S. Constitution. And the ACLU is fighting back — through the courts, through the legislature, and through grassroots organizing — against the government’s attempts to strip people of their rights.

We’ve already had some big victories, like the passage of a ‘Sanctuary State’ law, the California Values Act, which untangles state and local police involvement with immigration enforcement.

The Bill of Rights has never been more important, or more worth celebrating. Help us recognize bold leaders in our movement and celebrate a year of civil liberties successes! This year’s honorees include:

• Karen Korematsu for educating Americans about the legacy of her father’s case Korematsu vs. U.S. challenging Japanese American internment, and for speaking up with her powerful voice against the current manifestations of discrimination, including the Muslim Ban.
• Jim McQuillen for his unwavering commitment and contributions to advancing equal access and educational opportunity for Native students throughout California — especially along the North Coast. 
• Natalie Hewitt Wormeli for her leadership within and outside the ACLU, and decades of service advancing state and local civil liberties initiatives and mentoring the next generation of fierce women advocates.

After the program, join us for a reception and enjoy appetizers and an open bar.
Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Program begins at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $10 low-income/student, $25 general admission.

For more information, contact Steven Medeiros at smedeiros@aclunc.org or 415-621-2493 x386

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Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Phone Bank to Organize Support Bill of Rights Day (San Francisco)

Phone Bank to Organize and Support Bill of Rights Day!

We are seeking volunteers to help us conduct outreach and reminder calls to participants joining our annual Bill of Rights Day! Dinner will be provided. 

More info on Bill of Rights Day: Please join us as we celebrate a year of resistance on Sunday, Dec. 3 at our 44th annual Bill of Rights Day! 2017 has been the fight of our lives. President Trump has used his vast power to try to strip vulnerable groups of their constitutional rights. It seems this administration is determined to roll back the clock on progress.

However, the ACLU and our members have fought back. From California becoming a sanctuary state, to ensuring that we will never participate in a federal Muslim Registry, we've achieved some huge victories this year.

None of this would have been possible without your support. Let's celebrate all that we've accomplished together, and recognize these visionaries in our movement: Karen Korematsu, Jim McQuillen, and Natalie Hewitt Wormeli. The event will again be hosted by our hilarious friend, Aundré "The Wonderwoman" Herron.

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Nov
28
5:00 PM17:00

Clean Dream Act Phonebank (San Francisco)

  • ACLU of Northern CA San Francisco Office (map)
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Clean Dream Act Phonebank

Join the ACLU-NC as we begin a phone banking campaign to garner support for a clean DREAM Act, legislation that provides a legal pathway for undocumented immigrant youth that does not include a border wall, more ICE and CBP officers, or increased border security.

Dinner* will begin at 5 PM and the training will start promptly at 5:30 PM.

Bring your cell phone and charger, headphones (for comfort), and a laptop or tablet (we can provide a few for folks who don't have one). Be prepared to meet others in the movement to protect immigrant families. We will provide a script and training.

*Vegetarian dinner will be provided but please reach out if you have further dietary restrictions.

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Nov
20
5:00 PM17:00

Clean Dream Act Phonebank (San Francisco)

  • ACLU of Northern CA San Francisco Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the ACLU-NC as we begin a phone banking campaign to garner support for a clean DREAM Act, legislation that provides a legal pathway for undocumented immigrant youth that does not include a border wall, more ICE and CBP officers, or increased border security.

Dinner* will begin at 5 PM and the training will start promptly at 5:30 PM. Bring your cell phone and charger, headphones (for comfort), and a laptop or tablet (we can provide a few for folks who don't have one). Be prepared to meet others in the movement to protect immigrant families. We will provide a script and training.

*Vegetarian dinner will be provided but please reach out if you have further dietary restrictions.

https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action_attend/10925/signup/?source=ppem_39357&t=2&akid=39357%2E704299%2ELhj276

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Nov
19
3:00 PM15:00

Three Local Police Chiefs in Conversation with the Public: An ACLU People Power Action Event (Albany)

https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action_attend/10642/signup/?source=ppem_39357&t=2&akid=39357%2E704299%2ELhj276

Three Local Police Chiefs in Conversation with the Public

The Berkeley/North East Bay Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California will host a live public conversation with three local police chiefs at the Albany Community Center on November 19, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Albany Community Center is located at 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA.

The event will be moderated by Abdi Sultani, Executive Director of the ACLU of Norther California. He will be joined by Chief Andrew Greenwood from the Berkeley Police Department, Chief Paul A. Keith from the El Cerrito Police Department and Chief Allwyn Brown from the Richmond Police Department. The topics to be discussed include racial profiling, sanctuary policies, surveillance technology, handling protests and protecting public safety. The audience will be invited to submit questions to the panel.

For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. The ACLU protects your freedom through a nationwide network of staffed offices in every state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The Berkeley/North East Bay Chapter is active in the North East Region of the San Francisco Bay (California, USA), including Albany, Berkeley, Crockett, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Pinole, Richmond, Rodeo, Montalvin Manor and San Pablo.

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Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

ACLU People Power Action Event IN SPANISH (Berkeley)

https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action_attend/10640/signup/?source=ppem_39357&t=2&akid=39357%2E704299%2ELhj276

Promotores del Norte de California, "Nuestra Fuerza en Tiempos de Cambio" Latina Organization, "Conozcan Sus Derechos (All in Spanish)

Promotores del Norte de California,"Nuestra Fuerza en Tiempos de Cambio" Latina Organization, "Conozcan Sus Derechos" All in Spanish,

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Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Webinar: California Let People Vote campaign

California has the second lowest voter registration rate in the country. The ACLU's "Let People Vote" campaign is fighting to change that. Join the ACLU and People Power on October 11 via webinar to learn how you can expand voting access in CA and ensure that every American's right to vote is protected.

protected.https://www.aclunc.org/get-involved/events/webinar-california-let-people-vote-campaign?utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=resources

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Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

ACLU People Power Action Event: Band Together Vigil #NoMuslimBanEver (San Francisco)

Muslim ban 3.0 was issued as a presidential proclamation on September 24. In response, CAIR and other partner organizations are organizing the Band Together Vigil, as part of the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign.

For details, please visit http://bit.ly/2hDpcyI

https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action/10473

 

 

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Oct
1
4:00 PM16:00

People Power 50-State Voting Rights Campaign (San Francisco)

People Power Launches 50-State Voting Rights Campaign to Reenergize Our Democracy

ACLU people power is launching via livestream a new campaign called "Let People Vote" to uphold, protect, and expand the right to vote.  You can find an event near you here (if you want to watch with others). For California, the main push is for Same Day Registration. These actions will be even more important as the 2018 elections approach.

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Jul
25
5:30 PM17:30

Phone Bank for Health Care (San Francisco)

Please join us to make calls to voters in Nevada or Colorado and ask them to call their Senator to urge them to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare). Please bring your phone, headphones, and a laptop or tablet. We will have a few tablets available for those who don't have one.

https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action/8198

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