Press Releases

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VIDEO: Advocates, Artists and Family of Anastasio Hernandez Discuss Resumption of Mega Mural in Chicano Park

Thanks to all who attended the digital press conference. 

For a recording, click here. For photos of the mural in progress, click here

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, advocates, artists and family of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, came together for a digital press conference to discuss the Anastasio Hernandez Rojas Mural Project, which has resumed production on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Anastasio’s death. Anastasio Hernandez Rojas was a long-time San Diego resident who was brutally beaten, tased and murdered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in May of 2010.

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Trump Looks to Divide and Distract in Racist Executive Order

SAN DIEGO, CA — On Wednesday, April 22, President Trump issued a proclamation declaring immigrants “detrimental to the interests of the United States” in his latest effort to divide and distract from his failures to contain the coronavirus pandemic sweeping San Diego and the country. He then ordered the suspension of lawful immigration over the next 60 days, with limited exceptions for immigrant visa applicants who include the following:

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City Council ‘Breaks Faith’ With Voters On Measure C

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, while San Diegans were focused on protecting their health, San Diego City Council undermined our democracy, voting to "certify" the March primary election results without declaring an outcome on Measure C — despite declaring an outcome on the other city measure on the ballot, as is normally done following an election. A majority of council, led by Council President Georgette Gomez, skirted a formal declaration of the outcome for the convention center expansion measure, even though it did not meet the two-thirds vote threshold required to pass in the March 3rd election.

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Schools & Communities First Submits Record Number of Signatures To Quality for 2020 Ballot

Health crisis highlights need for stronger investments in local services and schools

SAN DIEGO, CA — The Schools & Communities First campaign announced the submission of more than 1.7 million signatures of support to qualify for the November 2020 ballot – the most signatures ever submitted in California for a ballot initiative. This historic benchmark was achieved weeks ahead of schedule and surpassed the original 1.6 million goal set by the campaign.

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Census Day is Reminder That Being Counted Now is More Important Than Ever

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today is Census Day, the day by which every household in the country should have received an invitation to participate in the decennial census. With social distancing and stay-at-home orders across the state, Alliance San Diego staff is leading the effort to contact San Diegans in hard-to-count areas to remind them that now, more than ever, participating in the 2020 Decennial Census is vital to get the resources our communities need.

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Doing Our Part To Protect Communities From Coronavirus

SAN DIEGO, CA —  Alliance San Diego is doing its part to slow the spread of coronavirus in our region by shifting our staff to telecommuting and using modern technology to hold meetings. We will continue our census outreach, immigrant assistance, voter education, and policy advocacy over the phone, online, and in person in limited circumstances when needed. We invite the community to engage with us on social media through Facebook and Twitter, where we will be advancing our work. 

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State Senate Leader Toni Atkins Endorses the Schools & Communities First Initiative

Another key endorsement for the Schools & Communities First initiative after recent polling showed that 58% of Californians support the measure

The leader of the California State Senate — President Pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) —  announced today her support for the Schools & Communities First initiative, an historic measure that will close corporate property tax loopholes and reclaim billions of dollars to benefit all Californians:

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San Diego Among Cities To Gain The Most From Closing Corporate Property Tax Loopholes

SAN DIEGO, CA — The University of Southern California (USC) released a report showing that every county in California stands to benefit from ensuring commercial and industrial properties are assessed at fair market value, with San Diego among cities to gain the most. 

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San Diegans Will Honor The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at The 32nd Annual All Peoples Celebration

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SAN DIEGO, CA — The 32nd annual All Peoples Celebration, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will take place on Monday, January 20th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Balboa Park Activity Center. The event brings together more than 1,000 San Diegans for an inspiring program featuring civil rights activist and leading Sikh American voice, Valarie Kaur

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Become A U.S. Citizen Now and Vote in the 2020 Elections!

SAN DIEGO, CA — Lawful permanent residents who wish to become U.S. citizens in time to vote in the November 2020 presidential election still have time if they apply for naturalization now.

Alliance San Diego, a community empowerment organization, is offering free and personalized assistance to lawful permanent residents as part of an expansion of in-office services this year, which will include general screenings, help with renewing DACA applications, FOIA requests and referrals to trusted attorneys and agencies.

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