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We know that this time is difficult for everyone, and one more ask for a donation is not easy. While we have flattened the curve in San Diego County, the opioid epidemic has not stopped raging. Our community is still being affected by the devastating and heartbreaking realities of addiction.
To compound the complicated effects of addiction, the shutdown of businesses means the shutdown of many addiction and recovery treatment facilities. Those suffering in silence and isolation can't seek help even if they want it and can't receive vital supports and services.
Our neighbors, friends, family, and children will need even more love and guidance after this pandemic is over and we hope to facilitate that with our Addiction Awareness Initiative. No amount you give is too small. There is no one that hasn't been touched by Covid-19 in some way. Reaching out to those who feel the impact of addiction in their lives is one step beyond this pandemic that can offer hope and change.
ANNOUNCING NCJA'S NEWEST SOCIAL JUSTICE WORK:
In our commitment to support and provide positive action to our most vulnerable communities, the North County Justice Allies have established The Addiction Awareness Initiative.
This fund is in memory of Alex Nava, beloved son of our President, Lisa. Alex lost his battle with addiction on April 5, 2019.
Everyday 192 in the people in the US lose their lives to this insidious and stigmatized disease. It affects our community daily, and many suffer in silence and isolation.
Please click below to read more about Alex's journey and how the NCJA will support addiction awareness moving forward.
MEET OUR NEW
NCJA BOARD MEMBERS
THE NORTH COUNTY JUSTICE ALLIES
ARE A POLITICAL ACTION AND COMMUNITY JUSTICE GROUP BASED IN
NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY.
Formerly The Wagon Circle.
WE BELIEVE POSITIVE CHANGE BEGINS WITH POSITIVE ACTION, PERSISTENCE AND SUPPORTING AND PROTECTING MARGINALIZED GROUPS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.
We firmly believe in peaceful protest and do not utilize or condone hate speech, racist language, or violence in any shape or form. When we are exercising our First Ammendment Rights we do not and will not engage with violent or anti-resistance supporters or protestors in any way.
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Why We changed our name
Message from our founder, Lisa Nava:
We began as mothers, daughters and wives over coffee. Since November 15, 2016 we have met, organized, marched, protested, gathered, welcomed and rested. Our grassroots beginning and focus has always been on positive action, which we believe will ultimately lead to real, progressive change. We have had hundreds of actions in the nearly two years we've existed -- to resist the administrations agenda, support those targeted by the policies and chaos and increase voter turnout and engagement. We influence political change by voter engagement, positive action and amplifying a message of the people.
We will steadfastly continue to work with all agencies and leaders in the North County area and beyond to bring advocacy around issues that affect people, especially immigrants, refugees, LGBTQI, women and youth.
Why the name change? Acknowledging the narrow viewpoint of our white existence is a large part of the Women's Movement of today. Upon reflecting and attending the Women's Convention last October and numerous discussions, we decided to ask for counsel from community members, historians and each other. It became evident that our name, although powerful in its inception and idea, was a harmful reminder of early Americans pioneer days and conflicts. Native Americans viewed the Wagon Circles as an invasion, a time when many husbands and sons would not return from battle.
In addition to our mission of inclusivity, our name change signifies a commitment to justice in our local community by networking and supporting local non-profits and resources. We will continue to follow the leadership from Indivisible, Women's March and listen to the needs of our marginalized groups.
North County Immigration Task Force, Border Angels, Safe Harbors, San Diego Rapid Response, North County Women's March, Fill-a-Belly, Los Angelitos, 49th District Action Council, Refugee Family Support, the Muslim community, Black Lives Matter and more.