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Voters Turn the Page for a More Inclusive Future

San Diegans joined the rest of the country in voting in record numbers on local, state and national candidates, ballot initiatives and issues

SAN DIEGO, CA — Showing up in record numbers despite a pandemic that has ravaged the country, San Diego voters joined the rest of the nation in participating in the 2020 Presidential Election. Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the presidential election, beating Donald Trump in a record election turnout and winning critical battleground states.

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Family Demands Answers for the Killing of David Villalobos by Border Patrol

Villalobos was developmentally delayed and his killing raises questions about whether the Border Patrol response was inappropriate, disproportional, and unnecessary. Family has set up a gofundme page to help pay for funeral expenses.

SAN DIEGO, CA  —  On Friday evening, October 23, 2020, a border patrol agent shot and killed David Villalobos, a thirty-year old father who was returning to his son and family in Riverside County. David was born in Mexico, but came with his mother to the United States when he was a child. He spent most of his life in the United States with his mother and five younger siblings who are all US citizens. Several years ago, David was forced to leave because he lacked legal status.

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San Diego Police Must Investigate Fatal Border Patrol Shooting in San Ysidro

Border agents have long history of tampering with evidence and obstructing justice

SAN DIEGO, CA —  The American Friends Service Committee and Alliance San Diego are calling on the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) to conduct an immediate, independent and thorough investigation of a fatal shooting by Border Patrol agents that took place on Friday, October 23 near the Las Americas Outlet mall in San Ysidro.

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Leading Voting Rights Organizations Call for a Criminal and Civil Investigation of County Assessor for Misappropriation of Public Funds

San Diego County Assessor Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr and his staff have been illegally campaigning against Prop 15 using public funds and resource

SAN DIEGO  — Today, the League of Women Voters of San Diego and Alliance San Diego filed a complaint calling for a criminal and civil investigation of the San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. and his staff for using taxpayer resources to illegally campaign against Proposition 15, an initiative measure on the November 3, 2020 election ballot.

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New Mega Mural Unveiled in Chicano Park For Anastasio Hernandez Rojas

Artists, advocates and family members celebrate the completion of the 50-foot tall mural.


SAN DIEGO, CA — Work has now been completed on a new mega mural in Chicano Park memorializing Anastasio Hernández Rojas — a long-time San Diego resident who was brutally beaten and Tasered by border agents at the San Ysidro Port of Entry 10 years ago. He died days later at a local hospital. Despite several videos and eyewitness accounts, the agents involved were not prosecuted for Anastasio’s death, but the case has been brought before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Read more about Anastasio’s case here.

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WE VOTE Campaign Promotes ‘Safe and Early’ Voting to Ensure Every Vote Counts

Campaign will launch today on National Voter Registration Day as voters prepare to receive their ballots as early as October 5

SAN DIEGO, CA — Alliance San Diego is launching its 2020 election campaign WE VOTE on National Voter Registration Day, to help promote safe and early voting as the County Registrar of Voters prepares to mail ballots next week.

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Prop 15 Wins in Court; Judge Strikes Large Parts of Corporate Property Coalition Ballot Argument

Court struck down arguments that homeowners and home-based businesses would be affected at all, and that Prop. 15 has no accountability

Court ordered more than 100 words deleted from opposition’s arguments

The courts just dealt a devastating legal blow to the large corporate property coalition opposing Prop. 15, striking down some of the baseless scare tactics they have been spewing throughout this campaign. In fact, the judge’s ruling was worse for opponents than the tentative ruling issued yesterday. The final rulings, which addressed ballot language lawsuits brought by proponents and opponents of Prop. 15, resulted in more than 100 words getting struck from opponents’ ballot language and only 1 word getting struck from proponents’ ballot language.
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International Tribunal Moves Landmark CBP Brutality Case Forward

The case of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas is the first extrajudicial killing case brought against the United States to be heard by Inter American Commission

SAN DIEGO, CA — The Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the investigative arm of the Organization of American States, found it has authority, over the objections of the Trump Administration, to decide a case involving the brutal beating of a San Diego resident by border agents that was covered up and never fully investigated. The U.S. Custom Border and Protection (CBP) has ambitions to become a national police force and a long history of using violent tactics in border communities and now in Portland and other cities. The IACHR's decision to determine whether its use-of-force and accountability policies comply with international human rights standards is timely with far reaching implications.

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Trump Wants to Erase Immigrants From The Census

SAN DIEGO, CA —  Taking his anti-immigrant, hate-filled agenda to yet another level, President Trump signed an executive order today banning the census from counting undocumented immigrants. In a move that goes against the intended purpose of the Census —  to count everybody who lives in the nation regardless of citizenship — Trump is doubling down on his efforts to expel, erase and terrorize immigrant communities across the nation.

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[RECAP] The Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency Propose Policy Solutions to Address Police Violence, Reduce Police Presence

The policies range from a ban on consent searches to divesting from police budgets and investing in alternative non-law enforcement emergency responses. 

Click here for a recording of the press conference.

SAN DIEGO – On July 6, 2020, the Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency (CPAT) held a virtual press conference to call on local leaders to adopt an array of policies that aim to address police violence and to reduce the role and presence of police in communities. 

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