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ACLU of Northern California files shareholder proposal with AT&T and Verizon on NSA Data Sharing

ACLU of Northern California files shareholder proposal with AT&T and Verizon on NSA Data Sharing

By Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California at 1:53pm
When I found out that AT&T and Verizon have been handing over information about millions of customers’ calls to the National Security Agency (NSA) I was outraged. Secret, unchecked surveillance is antithetical to democracy, and the government is going too far. As the nation’s primary defender of civil liberties, the ACLU has sued the government and is leading the charge to reform our surveillance laws. 
Petitions, Sign-on Letter Sent to Administration Calling for End to Controversial Immigration Program

Petitions, Sign-on Letter Sent to Administration Calling for End to Controversial Immigration Program

By Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California & Joanne Lin, Washington Legislative Office at 12:03pm

Communities across the country are saying no to 287(g)...

Fighting Anti-Immigrant Laws…for Children and Families

Fighting Anti-Immigrant Laws…for Children and Families

By Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California at 2:58pm

What do anti-immigrant laws have to do with children and youth?

In my 8-year-old son Cyrus's Spanish immersion program at a Berkeley public school, there are families facing deportation. The teacher taught a class on it and the children…

One Person, One Vote

By Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California & Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California at 12:38pm

Imagine a system to elect the President of the United States where the candidate with the most votes could actually lose. You just imagined our system. And it has happened more than once — and as recently as Bush v. Gore in 2000. National…

One Person, One Vote

By Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California & Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California at 12:38pm

Imagine a system to elect the President of the United States where the candidate with the most votes could actually lose. You just imagined our system. And it has happened more than once — and as recently as Bush v. Gore in 2000. National…

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