Local Communities Can Take the First Step Toward Rejecting Federal Militarization of Local Police

The same rules and standards that apply to surveillance technologies should also apply to the acquisition and deployment of military grade equipment by local police forces. That is why we are unveiling a new Community Control Over Police Surveillance + Militarization (CCOPS+M) model bill.

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To the Governor: California Passes Bill to End Support for Most Federal Immigration Enforcement

SACRAMENTO (Sept. 18, 2017) – On Saturday, the California Senate gave final approval to a bill to withdraw state resources from the enforcement of most federal immigration laws.  Passage into law will likely have the effect of further nullifying those federal acts in practice.

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Now in Effect: New Hampshire Law Allows Local Common Core Opt Out

CONCORD, N.H. (Sept. 16, 2017) – Today, a New Hampshire law that prohibits the state department of education and the state board of education from requiring any school or school district to implement Common Core standards goes into effect. This represents an opportunity for local communities to opt out of Common Core and nullify the program in practice.

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Is DACA Unconstitutional? (Again)

In announcing the winding down of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the President yesterday said in part: The legislative branch, not the executive branch, writes these laws – this is the bedrock of our Constitutional system, which I took a solemn oath to preserve, protect, and defend. In June of 2012, President Obama…

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