March 4, 2013
Dear friends and supporters,
Mil Gracias! We called on you-friends, allies, and our community, and YOU answered.
In February, due to our dire financial straits, we wrote to you, letting you know that unless we raised $7,000 by the end of February, we would have to lay off our staff and possibly close our doors.
We are happy to report that the response to our appeal far exceeded our dreams! We received over $25,000. These contributions have put us on firm financial footing for the short term, and we plan to use this gift of time to work on a longer-term solution to our financial needs.
Derechos Humanos does a lot in and for the community on a very small budget. Your affirmation of support for our work to defend migrant justice and the dignity of all our neighbors gives us the courage to continue to serve our community without compromise.
We pledge to continue to earn the support you, and many like you, showed us in our time of need. As a grassroots group that relies primarily on individual tax-deductible donations, we will need your help on a continuing basis.
Again, thank you for your solidarity. If you did not have the opportunity to make a donation in February, it is not too late. You can still send a check to: P.O. Box 1286, Tucson, Arizona or make an online donation at our website: www.derechoshumanosaz.net.
As always, we welcome you at our Thursday community meetings, where for more than twenty years we have met to discuss the work that is vital to promoting peace and social justice in our community.
On behalf of the Derechos Humanos family,
Isabel and Lupe