Mobilizing for Change

Human Rights

ACLU Report Documents Struggle Of Deported Veterans

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

Enrique Salas, who served four years in the Marines and was eligible for citizenship, was deported to Mexico about a decade ago. His mistake? After his brother was killed in a...

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Educational Equity

KPBS: Admission Offers Up At UC San Diego

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

UC San Diego announced Wednesday that it has offered admission to more than 30,000 freshmen for the fall semester, almost 3,800 more than last year, and around 9,800 transfer...

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Inclusive Democracy

Some say it’s time California had statewide rules for provisional ballots

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016

Once reserved for emergency situations, provisional ballots were freely handed out across California on June 7 as a LA Times analysis finds they were used by more than one of every five primary voters who showed up at a polling place.

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Community Development

A Big Thank You From Alliance San Diego

Posted by on May 24, 2016

Our “I Have a Voice” campaign is now over and we thank you for sharing Alliance San Diego’s vision of creating a San Diego where all people can achieve their...

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Alliance Updates

Some say it’s time California had statewide rules for provisional ballots

Boxes of California Provisional ballots.

By John Myers, LA Times

Once reserved for emergency situations, provisional ballots were freely handed out across California on June 7 as a Times analysis finds they were used by more than one of every five primary voters who showed up at a polling place.

But the wide use of provisional ballots has not been matched by any broad statewide oversight, with rules changing from one county to the next dictating when they are used and how elections officials decide whether to count them as valid votes.

Help Us End Racial Profiling

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 10.50.39 AMIn the midst of a national debate around racial profiling by police and its deadly consequences, California is taking bold steps forward and Alliance San Diego is playing a key role.

The California Department of Justice will be releasing new regulations requiring law enforcement to collect and report data involving a stop or detention beginning in 2017. We need your help generating ideas on the type of information police should collect when they pull drivers over. You can submit your ideas here, and have your say.

Alliance San Diego Executive Director Andrea Guerrero is a new member of the Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board, which will advise the Office of the Attorney General in the development of the new regulations.

Immigration: Undocumented Youth Respond to Supreme Court with 9 Powerful Words [VIDEO]

By Eddie Junsay

It is mind-boggling that a mere nine words can change the lives of millions of people. But that’s exactly what happened on June 23, 2016 when the Supreme Court announced that it was unable to reach a decision on President Obama’s deferred action programs:

“The judgement is affirmed by an equally divided court.”

The 4-4 split decision effectively froze the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Legal Permanent Residents (DAPA), and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+). These programs were meant to keep families together by providing temporary relief and work authorization for millions of undocumented immigrants and youth.

Union-Tribune: Social justice group pushes for voter registration

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A Faith that Does Justice — an interfaith organization based at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Barrio Logan that said it’s focused on fostering social, political and economic changes — is hosting outreach events. Its aims are to encourage residents to apply for U.S. citizenship, register to vote or pledge to vote.

The next drive is scheduled for 8 a.m. until noon Aug. 7 at the church, 1770 Kearney Ave.