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Border Communities Speak Up, Won’t ‘Shut Up’ During Sessions/Kelly Visit to San Diego

Rally will feature chalkboards for residents to say what the border really needs (hint: not walls, more agents and detention centers)

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SAN DIEGO, CA -  Community and faith leaders will join border residents from across San Diego for a rally to speak up, not “shut up,” during a visit by Attorney General Sessions, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security General Kelly, and Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Johnson.

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Alliance San Diego Commends Lawmakers for Moving ‘California Values Act’ Forward

SAN DIEGO, CA -  The California State Senate voted today to move forward with Senate Bill 54, also known as the “California Values Act.” The bill will prevent state and local dollars, as well as law enforcement agencies, from helping immigration officials separate families and terrorize communities.

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City Council Must Act to End Racial Profiling by SDPD

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San Diego, CA - Today, the San Diego City Council will discuss the results of a San Diego State University traffic study released last year that showed Black and Latino drivers are unfairly targeted by the San Diego Police Department.

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Alliance San Diego Urges the City Council to Support Transgender Rights

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San Diego, CA - In closed session on Monday, February 27, the City Council will discuss whether the City of San Diego will join the City of San Francisco’s amicus brief in support of Gavin Grimm in the case "Gloucester County School Board v. G.G.", currently before the United States Supreme Court.

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Time To Stand Up For Our Values and Protect Our Communities

Andrea Guerrero, Executive Director of Alliance San Diego, has issued the following statement regarding President Trump's Inauguration.

"Today, Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States. For Alliance San Diego, it marks the start of an new era of working towards policies that truly reflect the values of a 21st-century society, where all people are treated with dignity and respect. 

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'RISE TOGETHER' Campaign Aims to Prepare DACA Recipients for New Administration

San Diego, CA - Alliance San Diego will announce today the launch of RISE TOGETHER, a campaign that aims to empower Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients and those who might qualify for the program in San Diego County with the information they need to make the right decisions before inauguration day.

In response to President-elect Donald Trump's claims that he will end the program, Alliance San Diego and Ready Now San Diego will provide multiple resources to DACA recipients in San Diego County. 

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California Releases New Draft Regulations to Address Racial and Identity Profiling by Police - Public Invited to Comment

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SAN DIEGO, CA - In the midst of a national debate around the deadly consequences of racial and identity profiling by police, California has taken a bold step forward with Alliance San Diego playing a key role.

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In response to an apparent hate crime against a Muslim student at San Diego State University, Alliance San Diego has issued the following statement:

“Alliance San Diego stands united with the Muslim community in light of a recent assault and robbery against a Muslim female student at San Diego State University. The assailant(s) who committed this crime mentioned Donald Trump [during the act], whose rhetoric-driven campaign against some of the most vulnerable communities in our nation, provided a spark to those who would use hate to suppress progress. Alliance San Diego rejects hate in all forms, and we call on community and political leaders of all backgrounds to work together to create a community where all people can live in an environment of peace, harmony and justice. The elections are over. The bullying and intolerance MUST STOP. It saddens us that people will take this opportunity to inflict harm on others because of the type of religion they practice. Freedom of religion is one of our country’s founding principles, and all of us should come together to protect it. We recognize the fear that some in our communities may be experiencing, and we strongly advise everyone to remain informed and engaged in our democratic process.”  

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Alliance San Diego Reacts to Outcome of Presidential Election

In reaction to the outcome of the presidential election, Alliance San Diego issues the following statement:

 

"Today, the people of the United States elected Donald Trump to lead our nation. Now that the election is over, it is time to put aside the empty rhetoric and promises and begin the serious task of working together for the betterment of the country. The president is not a king, and Alliance San Diego stands ready to work with the three branches of government to create policies that reflect the values of a 21st-century society, where all people are treated with dignity and respect. That change starts in San Diego, where we have the opportunity to bring about meaningful change that affects our daily lives. We are committed to working with all of our elected officials to build a San Diego - and a nation - where everybody can live to their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice."

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Statement Regarding the Shooting of Alfred Olango by the El Cajon Police Department

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In response to the shooting of Alfred Olango by the El Cajon Police Department, Alliance San Diego released the following statement: 
 
Alliance San Diego is saddened by the news that police have shot a resident, Alfred Olango, in El Cajon, CA. This marks another interaction between residents and law enforcement that has resulted in tragedy. We are praying for Mr. Olango's family in this difficult time. We demand an independent investigation conducted by an agency outside of the El Cajon Police Department or sheriff's department. Alliance San Diego will continue to monitor the situation in the hopes for a just and peaceful outcome. #BlackLivesMatter in San Diego. 
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