Action Needed: Stop Delaying Our Case!

December 14, 2020

Call on San Diego City Council to STOP delaying NAACP San Diego Branch & San Diego Tenant Union’s racial segregation case

  • In March 2019, the NAACP San Diego Branch & San Diego Tenant Union (SDTU) sued San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) for racial segregation in its Section 8 program
  • In May 2019, a former elected City Attorney filed a lawsuit which copied verbatim from the NAACP San Diego Branch & SDTU’s lawsuit
  • Now, the City and its agency SDHC are using the copycat case to delay the earlier-filed the NAACP San Diego Branch & SDTU case
    • And the City is trying to use an upcoming hearing in the copycat case to decide the Section 8 issue
    • But the copycat case seeks no Section 8 relief and not one of the 7 plaintiffs in the copycat case is even a Section 8 recipient!
  • To protect their case, the NAACP San Diego Branch & SDTU just filed an amicus brief in the copycat case
  • But the City and SDHC are opposing the amicus brief even being heard!

You can help – call on San Diego City Council to stop opposing filing of the NAACP San Diego Branch & SDTU’s amicus brief!

Tell the Mayor and the City Council: “The City and SDHC must stop delaying justice in the NAACP & SDTU’s case. Stop opposing the amicus brief.”  Here is how to email the mayor and the councilmembers:

The amicus brief can be viewed here. “Justice delayed is justice denied.”

Francine Maxwell, President
NAACP San Diego Branch

Francine Maxwell, President
NAACP San Diego Branch

Founded in 1919 after a visit by renowned author, activist and NAACP co-founder, W.E.B. DuBois, the NAACP San Diego Branch is celebrating a century of standing sentry over the civil rights of the people of San Diego. If you need more information about the NAACP San Diego Branch, please visit sandiegonaacp.org/presskit