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[BREAKING] PRESS CONFERENCE: Flood Survivors Getting Kicked Out of their Hotels on Valentines Day Hold a Press Conference Calling on the City to Provide Housing Now!

Media Contact: Tara Kaveh - [email protected] - Mobile/text: (619) 629-0351

SAN DIEGO — Today, flood victims who are going to get kicked out of their hotels on Valentine’s Day are holding a press conference to call on the City and Mayor Todd Gloria to extend hotel vouchers to provide desperately needed housing for survivors. Flood survivors cannot return to their homes as they are uninhabitable from severe category 3 water damage caused by failed city infrastructure. Hundreds of survivors were given temporary hotel vouchers, but they expire tomorrow and unless Mayor Gloria works with the necessary agencies to extend adequate alternative housing, these victims will be turned out onto the streets. Their condition is dire and they are demanding the Mayor act now.

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Alliance San Diego Receives $260,000 Award Following Nomination by Mallison & Martinez Law Firm

SAN DIEGO — Today, Alliance San Diego announced it has received a “cy pres” award of $263,392.51 after being nominated by a preeminent social justice and workers rights law firm, Mallison & Martinez, based in Oakland, California. 

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U.N. Special Rapporteur on Racism Calls Out Discriminatory, Abusive, and Unaccountable Law Enforcement in the U.S., Echoing Testimony and Reports of the Dignity Delegation

 

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Media Contacts:

Mallory Adamski, [email protected], Mobile/text: (619) 571-1610

Felipe Morales, [email protected], Mobile/text: +52-555431-0851

 

U.N. Special Rapporteur on Racism Calls Out Discriminatory, Abusive, and Unaccountable Law Enforcement in the U.S., Echoing Testimony and Reports of the Dignity Delegation

 
This marks the third UN body in 3 months calling on the U.S. to end racial profiling, change its use of force standard for law enforcement, and end impunity to conform to international treaties. 
 


SOUTHERN BORDER – Representatives of the Dignity Delegation lauded the release of a report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Racism that bears witness to discriminatory, abusive and unaccountable law enforcement in the United States. The report follows a country visit this month by Special Rapporteur Ashwini K.P., who met with government officials and civil society, including members of the Dignity Delegation, who shared their lived experience and reports prepared by Alliance San Diego, Southern Border Communities Coalition, and the Berkeley International Human Rights Law Clinic.

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U.N. Human Rights Committee Calls Out U.S. Law Enforcement for Racial Profiling, Excessive Force and Impunity, which Fail to Comply with Treaty Obligations

Dignity Delegation calls for accountability for rights violations and calls for changes to federal and state laws

GENEVA, Switzerland — Today, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) issued its concluding observations after reviewing the United States' compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), a treaty signed and ratified by the U.S. more than thirty years ago. Across multiple issues, the HRC concluded that the U.S. is not in compliance and raised particular concerns about racial profiling, excessive force, and impunity by U.S. law enforcement.

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UN Body Finds U.S. Use of Force Standard Violates Human Rights, Californian Heading to Geneva To Challenge United States Law Enforcement

SAN DIEGO — A new United Nations (UN) report released today finds racism by U.S. law enforcement against people of African descent is systemic and widespread, echoing the testimony of San Diego resident Ted Womack who announced in a press conference that he and several community members are heading to the UN in Geneva to tell their stories of discriminatory, excessive, and abusive policing.

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BREAKING: Alliance San Diego and Voters Appeal to the California Supreme Court to Protect Election Integrity

SAN DIEGO — Today, Alliance San Diego and voters filed an appeal to the California Supreme Court to protect the integrity of the March 2020 elections from interference from elected officials. This appeal comes at a critical moment when the country is still grappling with the attempts to manipulate the presidential election from that same year, and is girding itself for further assaults on our democracy. To protect the rights of voters to decide elections here at home, Alliance has challenged the City in court for its election manipulation.  

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Experts Call for Respect for Human Rights and Dignity of Migrants Facing Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Representatives of migrant human rights organizations gather for "Start With Dignity" Virtual Meeting to promote legal and political changes against police brutality and human rights violations in the United States

Mexico City, MEXICO – Representatives of organizations defending the human rights of migrants stressed the urgency of finding new strategies to address the migration phenomenon, ensuring that order does not imply violence, as has been the case at the U.S.-Mexico border. During a virtual meeting organized by Alliance San Diego and its network of allies, they reflected on the current context of crisis at the border and ways to combat police brutality and human rights violations in the United States, which affect disproportionately Mexican and Central American immigrants and people of color.

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California Appeals Court Ruling Undermines Democracy and Voter Trust in the City of San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Today, the California Appeals Court ruled against voters in an election protection case against the San Diego City Council brought by Alliance San Diego and voters Isidro Ortiz and Michael McConnell. The case challenged the manipulation of an election on Measure C, a tax measure on the March 2020 ballot to expand the convention center. Although the lower court had ruled that the San Diego City Council had violated the due process of voters by delaying the outcome of the election for a year and then changing the vote threshold required to win, the Appeals Court today chose to disregard those concerns, undermining our democracy. 

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Start With Dignity Campaign Ignites Call on President Biden to Protect Human Rights Inside the U.S.

SAN DIEGO — In response to an onslaught of human rights violations, particularly of communities of color, immigrants and unhoused community members across the United States, Alliance San Diego and allies today announced the launch of Start With Dignity, a binational campaign calling on the Biden administration to honor the dignity of human life by aligning with global human rights standards. The campaign unites us all in a movement to “start with dignity,” lighting the way forward for more inclusive laws and policies with a focus on addressing police brutality and inhumane treatment.

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California Appeals Court Hears Lawsuit Against San Diego City Council for Breach of Voter Trust

SAN DIEGO - July 12, 2023 — Today the California Appeals Court heard arguments in a case brought by Alliance San Diego and voters against the San Diego City Council for breaching voter trust. What is at issue is who decides an election — voters or politicians. Alliance San Diego argues that it's the former. Also at issue is whether the rules of an election as outlined to voters matter, or whether those rules can be changed post-election. The Court is anticipated to decide the case within the next 90 days.

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