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The ACLU of Northern California, ACLU of Southern California, and ACLU of San Diego came together as the "ACLU of California" for Conference & Lobby Day 2012 in Sacramento on April 15th and 16th. In various meeting rooms throughout the Holiday Inn at Sacramento Capitol Plaza, the ACLU held workshops on topics ranging from reforming the criminal justice system to removing barriers on reproductive health, from ending the death penalty to educational equity, from immigrant rights in the U.S. to LGBT rights in schools, from interactions with police to post-911 civil liberties, from volunteer opportunities within the ACLU to becoming effective citizen lobbyists. The following day, attendees organized to lobby primarily-Democratic California state legislators on a handful of pending bills: SB1506, changing the simple possession of drugs from a felony to a misdemeanor; SB1338, expanding access to abortion by modifying the licenses of specific health professions to allow them to perform abortions; and AB1081, allowing local governments to opt out of the federal so-called "Secure Communities" or S-Comm anti-immigration program. (Full audio from six of the conference sessions is below, along with copies of printed materials made available to conference-goers.)
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