Local organizations doing border work in Tucson:
No More Deaths
: Guided by the first principle—the failed militarized border enforcement strategy—a coalition of groups established practical means to aid migrants driven away from urban crossing centers into the life-endangering remote areas of the desert. The coalition determined that an around-the-clock, non-violent, humanitarian physical presence in the desert would be the single most effective approach.
: Since July 1 2002 Samaritans has been a voice of compassion~ a healing presence in the Arizona desert ~an interfaith ministry rendering humanitarian aid to migrants in distress in the Tucson sector of the Arizona/Mexico border.
, motivated by faith, offers humanitarian assistance to those in need through more than 70 emergency water stations on and near the U.S.-Mexican border.
is a bi-national non-profit organization that offers experiential educational seminars along the border focusing on the issues of global economics, militarization, immigration, and popular resistance to oppression and violence.
Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras/Indigenous Alliance Without Borders is an Indigenous grassroots organization committed to promoting respect and protection of Indigenous rights, including indigenous sovereignty and self-determination, rights of mobility and passage for indigenous members on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, indigenous workers’ rights and environmental protection of Native lands and sacred sites.
Other Tucson allies:
Pan Left Productions :
Started in 1994 by Lisa Wise and Jeff Imig, Pan Left Productions was born out of the desire to help local activists and artists make video work for little or no money. They have an active membership that is consistently producing a host of articulate, artistic, and thought-provoking work. Pan Left encourages individual and collective work that is of a progressive nature, and actively promotes political involvement and challenges to government. They believe in diversity, democracy, workers rights, and health care. Watch the Border Crossings video
is Southern Arizona’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community center. Wingspan is a non-profit, charitable organization that serves Tucson and Southern Arizona.
National and Out-of-State allies:
The Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice
exists to bring together activists and grassroots organizations from across the Southwest, West and border states of Mexico. Our purpose is to develop and broaden collective regional strategies and perspectives on environmental degradation and other social, racial, generational, economic and gender injustices.
The Black Alliance for Just Immigration mission is to engage African Americans and other communities in a dialogue that leads to actions that challenge U.S. immigration policy and the underlying issues of race, racism and economic inequity that frame it. BAJI’s goal is to develop a core group of African Americans who are prepared to actively support immigrant rights and to build coalitions with immigrant communities and immigrant rights organizations to further the mutual cause of economic and social justice for all.
Coalition of Immokalee Workers:
This coalition of workers in the town of Immokalee, Florida, has organized against conditions, wages, violence, and slavery in the fields. Click here to learn more about the work of ending slavery in the United States, and how this worker group has organized itself to become nationally known.
(SFA) is a national network of students and youth organizing with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields. SFA works in alliance n alliance with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a membership-led organization of mostly Latino, Haitian, and Mayan Indian farmworkers and other low-wage workers based in Southwest Florida.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles :
The general purpose and objectives of this corporation shall be to advance the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees and to foster an environment of positive human and community relations in our society. Click here to learn more about this multiethnic coalition of community organizations and individuals.
Colorado Progressive Coalition :
CPC is one of Colorado’s leading voices for civil rights, racial justice, public school accountability, and high quality, affordable health care for all. Click here to get CPC’s latest action updates, news on the state’s hottest issues, and link to our member groups.
Mexico Solidarity Network :
The Mexico Solidarity Network is a coalition of 88 organizations struggling for democracy, economic justice and human rights on both sides of the US-Mexico border. The Network believes that civil society must play the leading role in development of these values. Click here to learn more about this amazing progressive organization.
United Methodist Women
:is a community of women who nurture and encourage one another in their spiritual growth, personal leadership and transformation. United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.
Southern Poverty Law Center
: SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.
Center for New Community
is a national organization committed to building community, justice, and equality. The Center is grounded in many faith traditions, and builds community where the dignity and value of all humanity is manifest.