Reverend Doctor Yvette Flunder to Keynote the 33rd Annual All Peoples Celebration
SAN DIEGO, CA — Alliance San Diego is proud to announce Reverend Doctor Yvette Flunder, founder and Senior Pastor of the City of Refuge UCC and Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship, as the keynote speaker for the 33rd annual All Peoples Celebration, an event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Federal Judge Orders Trump to Open DACA For New Applicants
SAN DIEGO, CA — A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which would allow new applicants to apply for the first time since 2017. This order would potentially shield a new generation of youth—an estimated one million undocumented teens—from deportation. The restoration of DACA would be especially important to San Diegan youth whose dreams of college and career have suspended under this Administration.Read more
Voters Turn the Page for a More Inclusive Future
San Diegans joined the rest of the country in voting in record numbers on local, state and national candidates, ballot initiatives and issues
SAN DIEGO, CA — Showing up in record numbers despite a pandemic that has ravaged the country, San Diego voters joined the rest of the nation in participating in the 2020 Presidential Election. Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the presidential election, beating Donald Trump in a record election turnout and winning critical battleground states.
Family Demands Answers for the Killing of David Villalobos by Border Patrol
Villalobos was developmentally delayed and his killing raises questions about whether the Border Patrol response was inappropriate, disproportional, and unnecessary. Family has set up a gofundme page to help pay for funeral expenses.
SAN DIEGO, CA — On Friday evening, October 23, 2020, a border patrol agent shot and killed David Villalobos, a thirty-year old father who was returning to his son and family in Riverside County. David was born in Mexico, but came with his mother to the United States when he was a child. He spent most of his life in the United States with his mother and five younger siblings who are all US citizens. Several years ago, David was forced to leave because he lacked legal status.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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
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.Read more