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Alliance San Diego congratulates Dr. Lamont A. Jackson as the new Superintendent of SDUSD

SAN DIEGO, CA - March 08, 2022 — Alliance San Diego is energized and excited to welcome Dr. Lamont A. Jackson as the next Superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District. We look forward to working with Dr. Jackson and the extended community of students, teachers, parents and other stakeholders to help shape the future of our public schools.

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34th Annual All Peoples Celebration Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

SAN DIEGO – Today the 34th Annual All Peoples Celebration, honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 34th annual All Peoples Celebration is San Diego’s longest running event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s event was virtual with a live, dynamic program, with amazing performances, ASL interpretation, and a powerful keynote from disabled rights activist Rebecca Cokley. Dr. King’s legacy calls us to take action today–to address the disparities in our communities and to stand up for basic human rights.

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In Landmark International Case, U.S. Fails to Answer to Allegations of Impunity of Border Agents

Family of Anastasio Hernández-Rojas urges the Biden administration to respond in case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)

SAN DIEGO, CA — At a moment when the United States wants to be a global leader on human rights and democracy, the Biden administration is failing to answer for violations of international human rights in the death of Anastasio Hernández Rojas. Anastasio’s family recently learned through their legal counsel, Alliance San Diego and UC Berkeley’s International Human Rights Law Clinic, that the U.S. Government has failed to file a response to allegations submitted by the family to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Anastasio’s family argued that border agents tortured and killed Anastasio in 2010 and then covered up their egregious misconduct by destroying, withholding, and altering evidence. 

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Alliance San Diego engaged over 1 million voters during 2021 Recall Election

SAN DIEGO --  Alliance San Diego’s mission to build collective power to create a more inclusive democracy reached a major milestone recently with the successful engagement of over 1 million San Diego County voters in the 2021 CA Gubernatorial Recall election.

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Alliance San Diego requests investigation of former U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott  for violations of the Ethics in Government Act, 18 U.S.C. 207

 

 

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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

ATTEND OUR UPCOMING EVENT:

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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