Stop Face Surveillance, Stop Wrongful Arrests

Stop AB 1814

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AB 1814 is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Do not be fooled.

This bill emboldens police to expand dangerous face surveillance, while writing into law the same failed rules that played a role in the wrongful arrests of innocent people, mostly Black men. If passed, it would effectively greenlight an invasive surveillance technology that is racist, unreliable, and anti-democratic.

AB 1814 would grease the wheels for even more harmful face surveillance which the government has used to target immigrants and intimidate activists. Face recognition also threatens the safety and privacy of people seeking reproductive and gender-affirming care.

AB 1814 invites foreseeable harm, particularly for the most vulnerable Californians.

Update: We need your help to stop AB 1814. Tell your California State Senator that you do not want dangerous face surveillance in the hands of police. Send a message now!

Message Recipients:
Your California State Senator
Senate President Pro Tempore Senator Mike McGuire
Senator Anna Caballero

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I’m writing to urge you to oppose AB 1814, which will not protect us from the dangers of facial recognition technology. This bill would cause more harm by codifying the same rules that failed in nearly every known case where police wrongfully arrested someone based on a false face recognition match.

AB 1814 signals to California police departments that dangerous face surveillance is fair game to use against Californians. Police do not need this technology, and we know from experience that if they use it, Black people are most likely to be harmed. Vote NO on AB 1814.


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