Democracy & Civic Engagement

The ACLU of California Voting Rights Project ensures that all Californians, regardless of their race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and ability to speak English, have meaningful and fair access to engage in our democracy.

Our Focus:

  • Expanding voting rights to all Californians.
  • Reducing barriers to registration and voting.
  • Enforcing federal and state voting rights laws.
  • Promoting voter education and engagement.

Recent Work:

We are focused on achieving racial justice and power by removing structural barriers to voting for people who are system-impacted and communities with limited English proficiency. We also work to increase civic engagement for communities who have been historically underrepresented in the electoral process across California. In 2020, we worked to pass ACA 6 (Proposition 17) and AB 646 to qualify for the November 2020 ballot. Prop. 17, which restores voting rights to people who have finished their prison term, was approved and passed by voters.