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Broad Coalition Submits 860,000 Signatures for Historic Prop 13 Reform Initiative for November 2020 Ballot

California, Statewide -- Today, Schools and Communities First, a powerful statewide coalition of nearly 300 endorsing community organizations, labor unions, business leaders, philanthropic foundations and elected officials, announced the submission of over 860,000 signatures to the 58 County Registrars to qualify the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act for the November 2020 ballot.  The coalition’s deadline to qualify for November 2020 is August 20th and 585,407 verified signatures are required. This will be the first commercial property tax reform initiative to qualify for the ballot in 40 years since Prop 13 passed in 1978.

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Statement on Earl McNeil Investigation

SAN DIEGO, CA - The Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency (CPAT) has released a statement regarding the Earl McNeil case in National City. CPAT is a regional group of organizations focused on improving policing policy and practices in the region to provide more accountability and transparency of police interactions with the community.

The Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency members are the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, Mid-City CAN, the Center on Policy Initiatives, Alliance San Diego, Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, CAST, San Diego Organizing Project, the San Diego LGBT Community Center, CAIR San Diego, Women Occupy of San Diego, Think Dignity and Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ).

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Alliance San Diego Stands With Working People

SAN DIEGO -- Today, the Supreme Court overturned more than four decades of precedent by making fair share fees for public sector workers unconstitutional in the Janus v. AFSCME case. This will make it more difficult for working people to create better lives for their families and communities in San Diego and across the nation.

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Family Separation ‘Affects the Trust and Legitimacy of All Law Enforcement’

San Diego, CA -- California's Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board, which advises the California Department of Justice in its efforts to eliminate racial and identify profiling in the state, has issued the statement below regarding separation of vulnerable families in the southern border.

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San Diegans Condemn Trump’s Cruel Lawsuit Against California Families

SAN DIEGO -- Local organizations from across San Diego County condemn the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against California policies that protect families from Trump’s abusive and overreaching deportation force.

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Alliance San Diego Denounces President Trump’s Vile, Racist Comments

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SAN DIEGO -- Alliance San Diego deplores Donald Trump’s most recent vile and racist comments about Africa nations and the African diaspora. Trump’s comments have the potential to set the tone and shape attitudes across the country and are irresponsible.

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California Releases First Annual Report on Racial And Identity Profiling

Alliance San Diego plays key role in addressing racial profiling

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San Diego/Sacramento -  California's Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board has released its first annual report on racial and identity profiling in law enforcement. As required by AB 953, each year the RIPA Board must produce a report on the past and current status of racial and identity profiling with policy recommendations for eliminating it.

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SAN DIEGO FIRES: Important Reminder on California Law Protecting Disaster Evacuees in California

SAN DIEGO, CA --  As San Diego grapples with the fast-moving Lilac Fire in North County and the potential for more wildfires due to extreme dry conditions, it is important to remember that the safe evacuation of those affected should be the number one priority.

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Public Is "Seen, But Not Heard" in Search for New SDPD Chief

SAN DIEGO, CA  --  The Coalition for Police Accountability and Transparency will be stepping up the pressure for an open, inclusive and transparent search process for the San Diego Police Department's new chief during a special City Council hearing today at 9:30 a.m.

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Statement on City Council Push for Dedicated Funds To Address Homelessness in San Diego

Earlier today, Councilmember David Alvarez asked Council President Myrtle Cole to docket an item on the council agenda to discuss a possible city charter amendment to open up a new revenue source dedicated to address homelessness. The amendment would then go before the voters in November 2018.

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