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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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‘Our Destiny is Tied Up With America’s Destiny’: Alliance San Diego Reflects on Juneteenth

SAN DIEGO, CA — On the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest community  celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, Alliance San Diego reflects on its mission to ensure that all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice, and how Black communities’ fight for racial justice is critical to our mission.

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Supreme Court Decision on DACA is a Temporary Win For Immigrant Communities

Decision Elevates the Importance of the November Election 

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, in a partial victory for immigrant communities, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Trump Administration’s manner of eliminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was unlawful for failing to comply with procedural requirements. The decision affects the estimated 700,000 DACA recipients in the United States, and 40,000 in San Diego County. 

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