The 2022 midterm elections brought a lot of wins for Southern Californians, including housing rights and sheriff accountability.

The ACLU of Southern California and our supporters work every day toward a nation where everyone's fundamental rights are safe and equal – a fight we can win when we work together.  

During the 2022 midterm elections, we voted for our families, friends, and communities and won historic victories for our civil liberties.

  • Sheriff accountability starts now. Measure A took years of organizing, building real solidarity, and shifting the narrative of what real community safety looks like. Thanks to the work of the Check the Sheriff coalition and families impacted by sheriff violence, Measure A will finally grant the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors the power to remove an L.A. County sheriff if they commit serious violations of our public trust. Angelenos voted and agreed that the LASD requires greater oversight. We look forward to holding the new L.A. County Sheriff, Robert Luna, accountable of his campaign promise to restore public trust.  
  • Housing relief for Angelenos. Measure ULA (Los Angeles) and Measure H (Pasadena) both passed and will provide much-needed relief to unhoused individuals. The ongoing housing crisis is negatively impacting renters, disabled people, seniors, and low-income people. Our hope with these measures is to finally address the houselessness crisis with a housing first approach and ensuring more people have access to housing.  
  • The right to abortion is here to stay. Californians showed up to pass Proposition 1 and strongly affirm our rights to access abortion and contraception. We know that abortion and contraception access fights are part of a larger movement towards true reproductive justice, which means that everyone has the right to make their own decisions about their lives, families, and futures. We will continue to ensure abortion and contraception access for all.  

These policies go into effect starting January 1, 2023. 

Thank you, L.A. County, for voting. Your vote did this.  

It’s important to take this moment to celebrate our victories and reflect on why we continue to fight for our democracy. While the 2022 midterm elections are over, ACLU SoCal activists and supporters know that the real work begins today. Here’s what you can do next: 

Thank you for always being in the fight with us. Thank you for showing up in moments of victory and during the most challenging times for civil liberties. The fight to defend democracy is never over.  

Let’s get to work.