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The ACLU Goes Back to School

The Golden Westside Planning Committee and others in southwest Fresno asked the Fresno Area American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Board to support community efforts to build a new neighborhood middle [...] Continue Reading

Fresno Filmmaking Guerrilla-Style

If you’re a local filmmaker and thought it safe to make a film without the City of Fresno’s official approval––even on private property with the owner’s permission––think again. At least that’s what [...] Continue Reading

Fresno Area Chapter ACLU

The Greater Fresno Area Chapter of the ACLU-NC covers a huge area: Madera, Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties. As I write this, it is the day after a "social meeting" at the Round Table Pizza in [...] Continue Reading

Progressive News Briefs

By: Mike Rhodes The Separation of Church and State The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) has warned Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin that sectarian prayers used to open Fresno City Council [...] Continue Reading

The ACLU at Work

By: Bill Simon The Greater Fresno Area Chapter of the ACLU-NC, with considerable support from staff at the affiliate in San Francisco, is working hard to preserve the constitutionally guaranteed [...] Continue Reading

One City Distraction After Another

By: Bill Simon The local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) continues working on our request to the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) for a Pattern and Practice Investigation of [...] Continue Reading

Outrage of the Month

By: Mike Rhodes It is always sad when you see a bully taking advantage of someone who is weak and powerless. It is even more upsetting when that bully is the City of Fresno, whose employees are being [...] Continue Reading