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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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City Leaders and Communities Announce Steps Taken to Address Biased Policing and Racial Profiling in City of San Diego

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Mitchelle Woodson, Think Dignity: (619) 354- 9879 / [email protected]

Bishop Bowser, Shaphat Outreach: (619) 729-5976 / [email protected]

SAN DIEGO, CA - CPAT along with community partners have been advocating for years for an ordinance to address pretext stops and searches.  We are excited to announce that Councilmember Monica Montgomery Steppe requested that the City Attorney provide a legal analysis on Preventing Overpolicing through Equitable Community Treatment (PrOTECT) ordinance. A legal review by the city attorney is a first step to PrOTECT being heard in the Public Safety and Livable Neighborhood Committee and ultimately becoming law. Councilmember Montgomery Steppe has been a fearless and consistent leader and we are proud to partner with her on this important ordinance.

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Senator Padilla’s New Bill Improves DHS Accountability, Builds Trust in Justice System

Bill allows Janine Bouey and other DHS victims to pursue justice in court.

SAN DIEGO, CA -  For the first time, new legislation introduced by Senator Padilla, called the Accountability for Federal Law Enforcement Act, would allow people abused by federal law enforcement officers to sue them in court to enforce their civil and constitutional rights. Currently, that is not possible. Federal law only allows people to sue state and local officers except in limited circumstances and only before a judge, not a jury. This bill would expand federal law so that people like Janine Bouey can sue the officers from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) who sexually assaulted her and she can have her claim heard by a jury drawn from the community.

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Abuse, Assault and Impunity at DHS Must Stop: Former LAPD Officer Subjected to Sexual Assault by DHS Sues the Agency

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SAN DIEGO, CA - June 16, 2021 — Today, former LAPD officer and U.S. veteran, Janine Bouey, filed a complaint against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for her inhumane treatment at the border. This is the first step in a lawsuit against DHS. Janine, who is a Black woman, was sexually assaulted by agents at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry. In this lawsuit, she calls for DHS and CBP to take responsibility for their actions and end the practice of assault on women, including Black women.

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Elections Matter: Alliance San Diego Sues City Council To Protect Voters

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PROTECTING OUR VOICE AND OUR VOTE - WEBINAR

Alliance San Diego and individual voters filed a lawsuit against the San Diego City Council to protect the power of San Diego voters and the integrity of the electoral process. To help San Diegans understand what’s at stake in this lawsuit, we are hosting a public briefing to explain the circumstances, importance and function of the lawsuit. Panelists include Andrea Guerrero, Alliance San Diego executive director; Christopher Rice Wilson, Alliance San Diego associate director; and San Diego voter and petitioner Isidro D. Ortiz. Attendees will be able to ask questions in real time.

Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 6PM - 7:30PM (PST)

Register: bit.ly/protectingourvoiceandourvote

SAN DIEGO, CA — The March 2020 election should have been over as soon as voters cast their ballots and the City Clerk certified the election results. However, in a resolution on April 6, 2021, more than a year after the election, San Diego City Council declared one of the ballot measures – Measure C – as passed, despite the fact that voters defeated it.  

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One Year Later, Alliance San Diego Remembers The Death of George Floyd


SAN DIEGO, CA — Today is a day of remembrance. Alliance San Diego honors the memory and mourns the deplorable murder of George Floyd one year ago.

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Derek Chauvin Found Guilty in Landmark Murder Case

Former Minneapolis police officer’s conviction in the murder of George Floyd must lead to meaningful policing reform

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, following the meticulous and arduous trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the killing of 46-year-old Minneapolis resident George Floyd, the jury has reached a verdict. The jury has found Derek Chauvin to be guilty of all counts including murder. Chauvin’s trial marks a landmark case on police brutality and excessive use of force, the impacts of which will be felt for decades to come. 

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Horrific Crash in Imperial County Kills Over a Dozen People, Injures More

If you or someone you know has direct information regarding the crash in Imperial County on Tuesday March 2, 2021, please call (619) 629-0362 or (619) 233-4114.

SAN DIEGO, CA — On March 2, a semi-truck crashed into an SUV in Imperial County, California, killing 13 people and injuring several more. The horrific crash and tragic loss of life has rocked the San Diego and Imperial Counties region, but the devastating truth is that it is far from rare. 

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Former DHS Officials Reveal Details about Border Agency Cover-Up in New Filing with International Tribunal

New testimony strengthens the case of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, the first extrajudicial killing case brought before the IACHR against the United States

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SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, the family of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas announced the filing of new testimony from three former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials who point to a cover up in a landmark case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). The Hernandez case epitomizes the abuse, corruption, and impunity that pervade the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). 

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La Mesa, National City, the City and County of San Diego Honor Civil Rights Hero Fred Korematsu

Local cities and county deem January 30th “Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and Constitution” for his work resisting Japanese internment and fighting for social justice

SAN DIEGO, CA — On Tuesday, January 26th, the City of La Mesa and San Diego County will declare January 30th “Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution”. They join National City and the City of San Diego in honoring the late civil rights activist and remembering the history of the imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

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