Today in North Carolina, judges send at least hundreds and likely thousands of people to jail every year because they cannot afford to pay off the fines and fees that people are ordered to pay when they are convicted of any offense, even as minor as a speeding ticket.
We envision a country in which pretrial incarceration is all but eliminated, with at least 95 percent of all people in the criminal legal system released no later than 48 hours after arrest.
Thanks to you, we were able to defeat North Carolina’s dangerous and unconstitutional abortion ban in court. We challenged this restriction because we know that important medical decisions throughout different points of a woman’s pregnancy must be left to the woman and her doctor — not politicians.
Advertisers will no longer be able to exclude users from learning about opportunities for housing, employment, or credit based on gender, age, or other protected characteristics under a historic settlement agreement with Facebook.
The Equality Act would provide comprehensive sex discrimination protections, including from discrimination by businesses and federally funded programs. If passed, it would be the first law to ensure LGBTQ people are covered by consistent, explicit, and nationwide non-discrimination protections.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is using mass location surveillance to target immigrants. And local law enforcement departments, including some in North Carolina are feeding their residents’ personal information to ICE, even when it violates local privacy laws or sanctuary policies.