On Wednesday, August 31, Alliance San Diego hosted a successful fundraiser at the Lafayette Hotel entitled "Cocktails for a Cause." This event brought together a diverse group of 70+ social justice warriors to raise money for Alliance San Diego and call attention to the importance of the upcoming November election.
Thank you to our donors for joining your voices with ours and mobilizing with us to create a San Diego where all people can achieve their full potential. To see pictures of the fundraiser, click here.
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.
“We can only conclude that the North Carolina General Assembly enacted the challenged provisions of the law with discriminatory intent,” Judge Diana Gribbon Motz wrote for the panel.