Mobilizing for Change

Human Rights

Faith, Labor and Rights Organizations Urge President Obama to Reform Border Enforcement Policies

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014

As the President readies a major immigration announcement, 76 organizations including the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) delivered a letter urging the Obama...

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Educational Equity

Welcome Back to School!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014

Alliance San Diego believes that every student deserves to have access to a quality public education that prepares them to be successful for college and career in the...

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Inclusive Democracy

DACA and Other Immigration News

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which offers temporary legal status and work permits for undocumented youth who qualify, has officially been in effect...

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Community Development

The Summer of Neighborhoods Rising

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014

This summer, Alliance San Diego took bold new steps in our efforts to mobilize for change through the Neighborhoods Rising Institute (NRI). The goal of the Neighborhoods Rising...

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Alliance Updates

It’s Time to Vote for San Diego!

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The next election is only 2 months away and we are excited to launch our Vote for San Diego campaign to prepare new and infrequent voters to turn out for the upcoming elections on November 4th.

The campaign features the website VoteforSD.org that is a go-to source of information for voting and includes a link to online registration, registering to vote by mail, and links to our social media sites connecting you to other voters who care about San Diego’s communities.

We will soon be rolling out Vote for San Diego gear including lawn signs, posters, stickers and magnets to get everyone excited about using their voice in the next election.

Please join the Vote for San Diego conversations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and let us know why you will be voting for San Diego!

Faith, Labor and Rights Organizations Urge President Obama to Reform Border Enforcement Policies

mariapugaAs the President readies a major immigration announcement, 76 organizations including the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) delivered a letter urging the Obama Administration to implement common-sense policy reforms in the borderlands as part of its “humane enforcement review” of the Department of Homeland Security.

The southern border region is home to tens of millions of residents whose rights are frequently abused by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). President Obama must not perpetuate second-class status for border communities: the time is now for comprehensive reforms addressing CBP’s scope of authority, improved transparency, and critical oversight and accountability measures.

The letter outlines priority policy recommendations designed to reform CBP, the nation’s largest law enforcement agency which is in crisis due to systemic problems, including widespread excessive force and corruption. Since 2010, for example, SBCC has tracked 29 incidents of deadly force by CBP officers and agents, yet not a single CBP agent has been held publicly accountable or prosecuted.

Welcome Back to School!

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Alliance San Diego believes that every student deserves to have access to a quality public education that prepares them to be successful for college and career in the 21st century.

This Fall, we will be tracking the implementation of San Diego Unified School District’s new graduation requirements that will affect the Class of 2016 and beyond. Our students deserve to have access to a curriculum that does not just challenge them to be our leaders for tomorrow, but also polishes their skills in diverse areas of study such as the arts and music.

To see if your high school student is on track to graduate from San Diego Unified School District, see if they meet the requirements here. If you have any questions or comments, contact Matt Yagyagan, Development Manager, at matthew@alliancesd.org.