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Human Rights

Harvard student stranded in Mexico returns to U.S.

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014

“In a system that forces people to make risky decisions, the young man is one of our best. He should’ve never been through this,” said immigration activist and attorney,...

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Educational Equity

Life After DACA: Tips and Q&A

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014

During our efforts in assisting young immigrants to apply for DACA, applicants frequently ask these questions to which we are providing some answers. Do I need to pay taxes if I...

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Inclusive Democracy

KPBS: Group Wants MTS To Run ‘Vote for San Diego’ Ads

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014

By Dwane Brown Members of a San Diego coalition promoting social justice took to the streets Tuesday in downtown San Diego, just outside the Metropolitan Transit...

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Community Development

Free Assistance to Become a Citizen in November

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014

Are you a permanent resident who is ready to become a citizen? Alliance San Diego and our partners in the the San Diego Naturalization Collaborative along with NALEO and Wells...

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Alliance Updates

KPBS: Group Wants MTS To Run ‘Vote for San Diego’ Ads


By Dwane Brown

Members of a San Diego coalition promoting social justice took to the streets Tuesday in downtown San Diego, just outside the Metropolitan Transit System headquarters. They want MTS to run ads on its buses and trolleys encouraging people to vote on Nov. 4.

Alliance San Diego created non-partisan bus ads with the message, “Vote for San Diego,” with the date of the election as part of an effort to increase awareness about the election. But MTS has an advertising policy that prevents the group from placing ads on public transit.

Rob Schupp, director of marketing for MTS, said the transit agency has tightened its ad policy in the past couple of years. MTS ads are limited to a commercial service — things that can be bought, sold or leased.

Harvard student stranded in Mexico returns to U.S.

“In a system that forces people to make risky decisions, the young man is one of our best. He should’ve never been through this,” said immigration activist and attorney, Andrea Guerrero.

SAN DIEGO – An undocumented Harvard student, who was stuck in Mexico after leaving the U.S. to get his dying mother help, crossed the border into San Ysidro Tuesday.

Dario Guerrero Meneses, 21, is a Harvard film student who had been in Mexico since July when he took his mother there to get alternative cancer treatment.

When he tried to come back to the U.S. after his mother died in August, he was denied.

MTS Policy Acts as De Facto Voter Suppression

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PRESS MATERIALS
October/21/2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Ricardo Favela, 760-468-4519, ricardo@alliancesd.org

MTS Policy Acts as De Facto Voter Suppression
Advertising Policy Prohibits Message Reminding Citizens to Vote

Additional Material for Media:

MTS Policies and Procedures PDF

Photo Gallery of Alliance San Diego Press Conference about MTS Bus Ads

MTS denial emails addressed to Alliance San Diego will follow.