Mobilizing for Change

Human Rights

Award-Winning Border Film to Be Aired Nationwide

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014

Univision will be airing Who is Dayani Cristal? on September 6, 2014 at 6 PM/ 5 PM Central and on Fusion at 8 PM/7 Central on September 7 and 8 (check local listings) nationwide....

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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

SanDiego6: Poll Workers Needed for Nov. 4 General Election

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The county of San Diego put out a call Monday for poll workers to staff neighborhood voting locations for the Nov. 4 general election. Poll workers who can...

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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

SanDiego6: Poll Workers Needed for Nov. 4 General Election

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The county of San Diego put out a call Monday for poll workers to staff neighborhood voting locations for the Nov. 4 general election.

Poll workers who can speak Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese are especially needed, according to the county Registrar of Voters office. Around 20 precincts will need Khmer, Japanese, Korean and Hindi speakers.

KPBS: San Diego Group Works To Boost Voter Turnout

By Susan Murphy

Just 20 percent of registered voters in San Diego cast a ballot in the June primary. Some experts blamed a lack of heated races combined with voter fatigue.

San Diegans had voted for a new mayor, a city councilwoman, a state senator and an assemblywoman — mostly in separate special elections and all within 18 months.

Andrea Guerrero, executive director of Alliance San Diego, has another reason: she says people were unaware there was an election.

“In July, Alliance San Diego surveyed 1,000 voters in low-voting communities to ask them if they knew when the next election was and only a quarter knew,” Guerrero said.

Low-frequency voters don’t receive campaign literature or learn about elections through news sources, added Guerrero.

To get the word out about the upcoming November election, the civic group launched a non-partisan campaign, hiring a team of 70 people to reach 50,000 infrequent voters over the next six weeks.

“Our work has shown that when we engage voters in a peer-to-peer model… community-to-community, and we do it in the language of that voter, that we have a better success rate for converting that infrequent voter into an active voter,” Guerrero said.

The advocacy group plans to talk to voters door-to-door and over the phone. They’ve also launched an online campaign at voteforsd.org.

“We believe that our democracy matters and we can’t move forward in addressing the problems of the day — whether that’s an environmental problem, jobs problem, or a civil rights problem — if the affected communities are not engaged in the policy-making that effects us all,” Guerrero said.

Article source: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/sep/24/san-diego-group-works-boost-voter-turnout/

KUSI News: Alliance San Diego launches “Vote For San Diego” campaign

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – After a very low voter turn-out in the June elections, Alliance San Diego is launching a voter mobilization campaign called, “Vote For San Diego.”

The non-profit organization is pushing San Diegans to voice their opinion so the city of San Diego government can be a true reflection of the communities it serves.

Alliance San Diego does not support any particular candidate or issue, but hopes the campaign will reach at least 50,000 people.

KUSI News – San Diego, CA