The seeds sown by the Bush administration's unprecedented abuse of power found fertile soil in Southern California, and our staff faced some of the greatest challenges to constitutional rights and civil liberties in the nation: National Security Agency spying, indefinite detention, unfair immigration policies, challenges to abortion rights and threats to religious freedom.

We take great pride in serving this community. We thank you for your support over this past year and look forward to your continued participation in years to come. Only by working together can we remind this nation of its singular promise and the example of freedom it should set for the world.