Mobilizing for Change

Human Rights

Holding Customs and Border Protection Accountable

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014

Alliance San Diego and our coalition partners at Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) continue to lead the way for accountability and oversight over Customs and Border...

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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

Help Us Mobilize 50,000 Voters

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014

Alliance San Diego is taking its civic engagement work to a new level with an ambitious goal of activating thousands of infrequent voters to become regular voters by contacting...

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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

Tickets On Sale Now for 27th All Peoples Celebration

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Ticket sales open today for the 27th All Peoples Celebration honoring the living legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Be the first to get your ticket. The event will take place on Monday, January 19th, from 10-11:30 am at the Balboa Activity Center on the breathtaking grounds of Balboa Park. The event is open to all and all are welcome.

Drawing on the “I am a Man” signs from the Civil Rights Movement and the “I am a Woman” signs that have emerged since, the theme for this year’s celebration is “I am a Human, I am the Dream.”  The program will be a dynamic and diverse commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, featuring local musical and spoken word artists, multimedia presentations, and visionary speakers. We hope you will join us for this uplifting and unifying event. Tickets are $50 each. Buy your ticket online today!

Help Us Mobilize 50,000 Voters

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Alliance San Diego is taking its civic engagement work to a new level with an ambitious goal of activating thousands of infrequent voters to become regular voters by contacting them nearly every quarter of the year. We know that when we regularly talk to infrequent voters about the issues that affect them, and when we do so in their language with diverse canvassers from the same communities, we boost their engagement significantly and over time turn them into regular voters.

This season, we are aiming to mobilize 50,000 infrequent voters. How do we make this happen? With your help, of course! Here are all the ways you can help make San Diego a city that votes:

Holding Customs and Border Protection Accountable

Alliance San Diego and our coalition partners at Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) continue to lead the way for accountability and oversight over Customs and Border Protection, the nation’s largest law enforcement agency. As a result of our advocacy efforts for added transparency, the head of CBP’s internal affairs has agreed to reopen 155 cases in which agents used “potentially deadly force.”

There have been at least 46 cases of deadly use-of-force since 2004.

Our advocacy efforts have also yielded important developments in the civil case of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas’ case. The district court judge presiding over the civil case involving the family of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas has cleared the way for trial and denied the claims of border agents’ that they are immune from the lawsuit.

The federal government filed a motion arguing that the border agents involved in the use of force against Anastasio are immune from civil liability, asserting that their conduct did not violate any constitutional rights. The judge disagreed, dismissed the government’s claim and allowed for the civil case to go to trial. Anastasio was a long-time San Diego resident and a father of 5 who was beaten and shot repeatedly with a taser by border agents resulting in his death near the San Ysidro Port of Entry in May 2010.