About the San Diego Free Press


The San Diego Free Press was started in June 2012, in association with the OB Rag, to bring news and commentary from a distinctively progressive and grassroots perspective to the greater San Diego and outlying areas. Our mission is to provide a forum for those views, just as we’ve done at the OB Rag, but on a larger scale.

We are, at present, an all volunteer organization. That may change as we evolve. We’re just gonna see where this takes us.

We are looking for local writers, bloggers and citizen journalists who may have their own websites and would like to expand their audience, or want to write about issues that affect them and their neighbors but don’t have an outlet.

Reach us by email at Contact@SanDiegoFreePress.org

The San Diego Free Press is governed by an editorial board consisting of Brent Beltran, Anna Daniels, Frank Gormlie, Patty Jones, Rich Kamar, Annie Lane & Doug Porter. We do this because we believe.

While we welcome (but do not print) press releases– we’re not doing this to repost PR blurbs for commercial enterprises. And we are totally uninterested in sponsored content of any kind.

If you are a progressively oriented activist or research organization and want your information to appear here, try writing something up that doesn’t sound like a press release. We do not have reporters in a traditional sense to dispatch to cover events or editors who can be pitched on stories.

About once a week we get comments/email taking us to task for not being “objective.” You would think that the “Progressive Views” part of our logo might be a clue. But some people just don’t get it.

We’re not objective, whatever that is. We don’t believe that it is even possible to write about anything without referencing ones values and worldview.  We do, however, try to be honest. 

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avatar Juanita Figueroa February 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm

For the Press
Who We Are
Established in 2007, American Families United is the national US immigration lobby for Americans and their families. We represent a neglected part of the comprehensive immigration debate: US citizens whose families are caught up in immigration law’s failures.

Our members know that when a US citizen spouse faces a bar of inadmissibility, the cruel choice is to be exiled – or outlawed. Many tens of thousands at least, and possibly hundreds of thousands, of citizens are suffering this extreme hardship.

Valentine’s Day Event
Comprehensive immigration legislation has often failed to address forced separation of the families of US citizens. But no immigration issue hits voters closer.

Representatives are traveling to Washington DC on February 13th and 14th to ask US Senators and Members of Congress to champion our cause.

Around the country and around the world, supporters and affected families are holding events in solidarity on February 14th.

Contact Information
For more information about an event near you, or for help in locating a family that is personally affected, please give us a call. Contact numbers are listed on our web site. You can also reach us by email at contact@americanfamiliesunited.org.


avatar Michael Russell March 25, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Please include everybody and encourage participation. The issue of public education is seriously effected by the corporate media. We need local eyes on the ground to tell us what is really going on.

See http://obamaed.blogspot.com to read about public education reform from a broad group of San Diego’s residents.


avatar Micporte August 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Thank you San Diego Free Press for everything you present, for the people of San Diego, for the world and ourselves: a forum of, by, and for the people, a valuable place , one of those places that figures in the 1st amendment to the constitution old the good old USA in at least 3 categories: press, speech, assembly…. Power to you.


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