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Community Raises the Alarm on Possible Malfeasance and Negligence on City Land Deal

Organizations call on the San Diego City Council to ask the hard questions

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego City Council Land Use & Housing Committee voted to forward the mayor’s recommendation for a developer to redevelop public land in the Midway area without taking into account the many red flags emerging. Community organizations call on the full City Council to ask the hard questions that are being ignored to protect the public interest.

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Family of Anastasio Hernández Rojas Takes the Next Step in Landmark Human Rights Case Against U.S.

Family calls for a hearing before international human rights body in the first extrajudicial killing case against the United States

SAN DIEGO, CA —  The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Commission) is poised to hear arguments in a landmark case that has revealed systemic abuse and impunity in the nation’s largest law enforcement agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Petitioners in the case of Family members of Anastasio Hernández Rojas vs. United States just submitted a request for a hearing before the international human rights body for its fall session, which begins in late October. The request comes at a time when the United States faces increasing scrutiny for the widespread coverup of killings and other misconduct by border agents.

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Retired LAPD Officer Subjected to Sexual Assault by DHS Sues In Court

SAN DIEGO, CA - April 5, 2022 — Janine Bouey, a retired LAPD officer and U.S. Army veteran, filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for the inhumane treatment she received at the border. Janine, who appears to have been singled out as a Black woman at the Otay Port of Entry when returning from a routine dental appointment, was sexually assaulted by agents in June 2020.

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Judge sides with voters in election protection case against City of San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA - March 9, 2022 — In a victory for voters, a San Diego Superior Court Judge has just ruled to protect the integrity of the March 2020 election. Specifically, the judge found that the San Diego City Council “had no authority to delay its declaration of the results of the Measure C election or to contradict the City Clerk’s certified results in that declaration.”

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Alliance San Diego congratulates Dr. Lamont A. Jackson as the new Superintendent of SDUSD

SAN DIEGO, CA - March 08, 2022 — Alliance San Diego is energized and excited to welcome Dr. Lamont A. Jackson as the next Superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District. We look forward to working with Dr. Jackson and the extended community of students, teachers, parents and other stakeholders to help shape the future of our public schools.

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34th Annual All Peoples Celebration Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

SAN DIEGO – Today the 34th Annual All Peoples Celebration, honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 34th annual All Peoples Celebration is San Diego’s longest running event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s event was virtual with a live, dynamic program, with amazing performances, ASL interpretation, and a powerful keynote from disabled rights activist Rebecca Cokley. Dr. King’s legacy calls us to take action today–to address the disparities in our communities and to stand up for basic human rights.

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In Landmark International Case, U.S. Fails to Answer to Allegations of Impunity of Border Agents

Family of Anastasio Hernández-Rojas urges the Biden administration to respond in case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

SAN DIEGO, CA — At a moment when the United States wants to be a global leader on human rights and democracy, the Biden administration is failing to answer for violations of international human rights in the death of Anastasio Hernández Rojas. Anastasio’s family recently learned through their legal counsel, Alliance San Diego and UC Berkeley’s International Human Rights Law Clinic, that the U.S. Government has failed to file a response to allegations submitted by the family to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Anastasio’s family argued that border agents tortured and killed Anastasio in 2010 and then covered up their egregious misconduct by destroying, withholding, and altering evidence. 

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Alliance San Diego engaged over 1 million voters during 2021 Recall Election

SAN DIEGO --  Alliance San Diego’s mission to build collective power to create a more inclusive democracy reached a major milestone recently with the successful engagement of over 1 million San Diego County voters in the 2021 CA Gubernatorial Recall election.

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Alliance San Diego requests investigation of former U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott  for violations of the Ethics in Government Act, 18 U.S.C. 207

 

 

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SD Community Leaders encourage the Latinx vote in the CA Gubernatorial Recall Election

SAN DIEGO, CA — Alliance San Diego along with several San Diego Community leaders spoke today about the importance of Latinx voters adding their voice and their vote to the gubernatorial recall election on Tuesday, September 14th. The stakes are high and the time is now for increasing Latinx turnout at the polls.

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