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Alianza calls for action before the next crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has further highlighted the challenges facing the Coachella Valley’s most economically disadvantaged communities. Along with mobilizing to address the community's immediate needs, Alianza is calling for action to better protect Coachella Valley families in the long run.

Read Alianza's full statement.

Helping residents find resources during COVID-19 crisis

Alianza is working with nonprofit partners to deliver food to people who cannot get to distribution sites. 

Read the article in The Desert Sun.

Local filmmakers raise awareness of Salton Sea health risks

A group of young filmmakers who live near the Salton Sea are raising awareness about the environmental and public health crisis they and thousands of others live around every day.

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Alianza celebrates independence and new office space

Alianza Coachella Valley hosted more than 100 guests on Friday, Feb. 7 during the official grand opening of its new office in downtown Coachella.

Read the full article in The Desert Sun.

Why climate change is especially dangerous for low-income Coachella Valley residents

Higher temperatures, more intense droughts and more damaging wildfires and floods are just some of the climate change effects already being seen in the California desert — and residents of low-income, minority communities in the Coachella Valley are most likely to suffer the consequences of those environmental stresses.

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Amid nationwide concern over school shootings, CVUSD votes against police on campus

Officials at Coachella Valley Unified School District are supporting efforts to bring restorative forms of discipline to more schools while ending a contract that placed sheriff's deputies in schools."

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Column: Desert Healthcare District has opportunity for better representation

Alexis Ortego of Palm Springs and Lynne O'Neill of Cathedral City write that as the Desert Healthcare District prepares to transition to zone-based elections, its board must decide how the new zones will be drawn to best represent our communities.

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Column: Valley residents need trauma-informed care

Manuela Ramirez of Thermal writes about why so many of her neighbors in the Eastern Coachella Valley live in fear.

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Meet the Latinx organizers behind East Coachella Valley Pride

A day before the second annual East Coachella Valley Pride festival, organizers were busy finishing the final preparations.

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