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Sierra Nevada Chapter of ACLU to host public meeting

The Sierra Nevada Chapter of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will be hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 at Valentina’s Organic Bistro and Bakery, 841 Sutton Way (at the corner Sutton and Brunswick) in Grass Valley. The newly-formed local chapter is currently focusing on privacy and surveillance issues, drug policy reform, women’s equality, police militarization and Americans with disabilities issues. Community members are encouraged to attend. The ACLU is a nonpolitical organization that seeks to form a collaborative partnership with citizens and local officials, by opening dialogues over issues of concern and seeking reasonable solutions together. The ACLU of California is supporting a critical new bill — the bipartisan California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA) — to update privacy laws and protect electronic information. Passing CalECPA will make sure police go to a judge to obtain a warrant before accessing sensitive information, including data from devices, emails, digital documents, text messages and location information, with exceptions for legitimate criminal investigations.

For more information, visit the new Facebook page at ACLU Northern Sierra, visit the website at or email

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