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As the second largest county in the state, San Diego plays a critical role in the statewide landscape and recent demographic shifts in the region have created new possibilities. In more recent years, the region has begun to shift politically, thanks to a wave of strong community and labor organizing.

California Calls anchors in San Diego have focused their voter engagement and grassroots organizing efforts in precincts with high concentrations of people of color, particularly the growing Asian/Latino populations and predominately African American neighborhoods. These districts overlap with large concentrations of low income and infrequent voters.

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment

ACCE works one-on-one with community members from San Diego to Sacramento on a variety of issues ranging from local neighborhood concerns to statewide and sometimes national policy fights. It is a statewide community organization working with thousands of members in 11 counties creating transformative change by helping ordinary citizens to organize and take action. Their areas of expertise include public education, healthcare, home foreclosures, predatory public financing, transit organizing, bank accountability and gentrification. Their geographic focus is in San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Contra Costa County, San Francisco and Sacramento.

CONTACT:
3655 S. Grand Ave, Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(877) 633-9251
www.calorganize.org

 

Alliance San Diego

Alliance San Diego focuses on building coalitions to promote social justice and social change. Hundreds of Alliance San Diego volunteers have brought tens of thousands of voters into the election process. In a county with nearly 1.5 million voters but regular participation rates of only 60%, their efforts have made a decisive difference in election after election. Their areas of expertise include strategic organizing, public policy advocacy, immigration reform and educational equity.

CONTACT:
3750 30th St.
San Diego, CA. 92104
(619) 269-1823
www.alliancesd.org