Witness for Peace is a national
grassroots human rights organization that works in solidarity with peoples of
Latin America to build a more just and humane US foreign policy towards the
Americas. Witness for Peace maintains international teams and offices in
Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Cuba. WfP was founded in 1983 in Nicaragua and currently
has over 25,000 members in the U.S nationwide. There are 6 regions of Witness
for Peace throughout the United States. The Southwest region covers California,
Arizona and New Mexico.
*End US funding of military and police
violence in Latin America.
*End the failed drug wars
*End Economic Violence of free trade
agreements and neo-liberal economic policies
*Stand for Sovereignty and the right of
nations to chose their own destiny. No more US interventions.
How we do
Delegations- we take groups for
short term 10 day study tours of the countries we are based so see first hand
the impacts of US policies.
Speakers- we bring
international speakers to tour the U.S to speak about their communities and
Urgent Response Network- when human rights
violations occur we mobilize our urgent response network to call and write
letters to key government officials in human rights cases and emergencies.
Move Congress- we track US military
funding and legislation that impacts Latin America and mobilize our members to
lobby congress for better policies.
Organize and mobilize. We take actions from
congressional lobbying to protests and rallies.
Please contact Tanya Cole to sign for our email list of local meetings, events and actions in your area.