San Diego City Council votes to support Washington State’s lawsuit against the Administration’s “Muslim Ban”

On February 14, Valentine’s Day, the City Attorney of San Diego briefed the City Council on Washington State v Donald J. Trump and recommended the Council join the Amicus Brief.  In a lovely valentine to all people around the world, San Diego City Council voted 8-1 to sign onto the Brief.
Our gratitude to all the San Diego communities and individuals that signed the letter of support by the ACLU-San Diego/Imperial Valley, the City Attorney and the City Councilmembers who voted to support the rights of all people to travel.
Dear supporters of peace and justice,
The Peace Resource Center stands on the side of human rights and asks the City Council of San Diego to do so as well. At the February 13th Council meeting, we urged the Council to join the amicus brief for Washington State v. Donald J. Trump et al, which is challenging the unconstitutional executive order banning entry into the US solely based on one’s religious affiliation.
The Center’s Board has also signed this open letter to the City Council from the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Valley.  
The ACLU is presenting the letter to the San Diego City Council on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 10 am, on behalf of the peace and justice communities of San Diego.

021117_Amicus Brief Support Letter

The King Coalition Presents 10 Demands for Social Justice to San Diego City Council

Demands for Our Lives, Our Agenda at the end of the MLK March 2017

These are the demands of the National Action Network, People Over Profits, SEIU, Unite Here Local 30, Women Occupy San Diego, Peace Resource Center, the family of Alfred Olango, the family of Robert Branch, Talking Equality and other social justice community groups in San Diego.

Our Lives, Our Agenda

The following list of demands were placed on the doors of the City Hall of San Diego at the end of the MLK March on Jan 16th.

1) Real community oversight and control of policing; implement AB953 now!
2) Redirect city resources from fiscally draining sports complexes to immediate housing for people pushed out of the housing market
3) A SDPD moratorium on the criminalizing of homelessness
4) Demand the DA drop the charges against Robert Branch
5) End the use of contracting with private prison corporations to operate local detention/reentry facilities, have Community Oversight Board quarterly audits of all county detention facilities with tracking of recidivism and success of all programs at detention facilities
6) Replace criminal justice with restorative justice in the cases involving people under 21 years old and use trauma informed principles in community based reentry programs.
7) Remove police from schools.
8) Engage businesses in stopping rape in workplaces, including those committed by subcontractors
9) County of San Diego must make “Investing in San Diego Families” a priority!
10) Diversify the Public Safety and Liveable Neighborhoods Committee.

We shall not be moved!