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

Appeals court strikes down North Carolina’s voter-ID law

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016

A federal appeals court on Friday struck down North Carolina’s requirement that voters show identification before casting ballots and reinstated an additional week of early...

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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

Alliance San Diego’s Official Statement to Shooting of 2 SDPD Officers

Alliance San Diego is deeply saddened by last night’s shooting and recent events in the San Diego community. We do not condone violence of any nature. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to families and community members who have lost loved ones to gun violence. We believe that all San Diegans have a right to live and thrive in an environment of harmony, safety, equality and justice. We will continue to work hard to create a San Diego where all residents can reach their full potential.

Appeals court strikes down North Carolina’s voter-ID law

A federal appeals court on Friday struck down North Carolina’s requirement that voters show identification before casting ballots and reinstated an additional week of early voting.

The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit was an overwhelming victory for the Justice Department and civil rights groups that argued the voting law was designed to dampen the growing political clout of African American voters, who participated in record numbers in elections in 2008 and 2012.

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.