Mobilizing for Change

Power Hour Series: Do You Fit the Description?

AUG0PHSIn the midst of a national debate around racial profiling by police and its deadly consequences, California is taking bold steps forward. Alliance San Diego invites you to join us for our August Power Hour, which will be a forum on understanding and addressing racial profiling.

The forum will provide a space for dialog on how racial profiling affects us here in San Diego and what steps we can take to address it. We will also have a discussion on recent policy developments aimed at tackling the problem of racial profiling. Food and refreshments will be provided. Click here to RSVP!

A Big Thank You From Alliance San Diego

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 full potential. Together, we’ve raised $34,000 from over 200 donors. This means we’ve raised enough money to:

You Can Double Your Impact by Donating This Week!


We have a special announcement about our “I Have a Voice” campaign.


You can double your impact by making your donation this week. A generous donor will match every donation we receive between April 17 and April 24 up to $3,000 so we can Get Out the Vote and educate more voters about the issues that impact our communities.

Are you going to let this match go by without joining in? Don’t miss it and donate today!

We have an ambitious goal of recruiting 400 donors to join their voices with ours. If you join us, we will strengthen our democracy together in a critical election year by reaching out to more voters. Will you be one of those donors that helps us cross the finish line?

Do twice the good with one donation. Click here to donate.

Together, we are creating a San Diego where all people can achieve their full potential. With generous contributions from donors like you, we are making that potential real by building power in our communities.

Double your power today. Join us by making a contribution to Alliance San Diego.

Thank you!

Minimum wage initiative set for California’s fall ballot

Cr: Jose Luis Villegas /SacBee

Cr: Jose Luis Villegas /SacBee

By Jim Miller

A ballot measure that would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021 is headed for the November ballot, elections officials said Tuesday.

The Secretary of State’s Office projected that sponsors of “The Fair Wage Act of 2016” had turned in 423,236 valid voter signatures, more than enough to qualify by random sampling and avoid a complete count.

KPBS: Battle Over California Minimum Wage Shaping Up

Minimum Wage Protest PC: KATIE SCHOOLOV

Minimum Wage Protest PC: KATIE SCHOOLOV

As two initiatives to raise California’s minimum wage inch closer to the November ballot, business groups have formed a coalition to fight them.

A brand new campaign committee called California Consumers Against Higher Prices is a coalition of a few dozen groups, including the the California Restaurant Association, theCalifornia Hotel and Lodging Association, the California Manufacturers and Technology Association and the Chambers of Commerce in Los Angeles, Fresno and San Diego.

Alliance San Diego Power Hour Recap

Steve Phillips talking at Alliance San Diego's Power Hour Series. Cr: ChaKiara Tucker / Alliance San Diego

Steve Phillips talking at Alliance San Diego’s Power Hour Series. Cr: ChaKiara Tucker / Alliance San Diego

This past Monday, Brown is the New White author Steve Phillips came to Alliance San Diego’s kickoff Power Hour Series to speak about the changing American electorate aka the New American Majority.

Listen to Steve Phillips’ interview with KPBS Midday is here.

Phillips talked about the hard data reflecting the changing American voting patterns especially among people of color. Together as people of color who identify as progressive and white progressives — that those specific demographics comprise 51% of the electorate what Phillips has dubbed the New American Majority. And that New American Majority continues to grow everyday.