Government

Community Groups Celebrate the Signing of San Francisco Anti-Registry Ordinance Into Law

Today, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee hosted a ceremony to celebrate the signing of the San Francisco Anti-Registry (“Non-Cooperation with Identity- Based Registry”) Ordinance into law. Dozens of community members attended the ceremony in support of the ordinance that will stop San Francisco from “using resources to create, implement, provide investigation or information for, enforce, or otherwise assist or support any government program requiring the registration of individuals on the ba…

Oakland Privacy Commission Unanimously Endorses New Law Protecting Against FBI Overreach

Oakland Police Department Conveys Its Strong Support Yesterday evening, Oakland took the first step towards enacting a powerful law that would require the Oakland police to follow state and local law when working with the FBI. On March 9th, the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission unanimously endorsed the Civil Rights Ordinance, a simple yet powerful law that, if enacted, would ensure that Oakland Police Department (“OPD”) officers assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (“…

Good News: SFPD Suspends Participation in the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC), the Council on American-Islamic-Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Office (CAIR-SFBA), the National Lawyer Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), and the ACLU of Northern California (ACLU) today welcomed news that the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) has suspended participation with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). SEE:

Civil Rights and Community Groups to Denounce ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Orders

Press Conference: January 26 CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo, 626.252.0885; Elica Vafaie, National Security & Civil Rights Staff Attorney, 415.848.7711; AROC Executive Director Lara Kiswani 530.220.284; ACLU of Northern California Senior Staff Attorney Julia Harumi Mass, 415.621.2493; Centro Legal de la Raza Executive Director Paul Chavez, 510.274.2411 WHAT: Press Conference on Executive Orders on Muslim Immigrants …

Bay Area Sanctuary City Resolutions

In response to the election of Donald Trump, several Bay Area cities and counties passed Resolutions to reaffirm their support for community members at risk of being targeted by proposed policies from the upcoming administration. Some of those communities include, but are not limited to, those who are Muslim, undocumented, or are from certain countries. Listed below are City Councils and County Boards that took the principled stance of supporting these communities, even if it meant they were to …

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