Urgent Appeal from Derechos Humanos

February 8, 2013

Dear Immigrant Justice Supporter,

Coalición de Derechos Humanos is nearly out of money.

We must raise $7,000 by the end of February. Unless you, and others like you in the community, can give generously within the next two weeks, Derechos Humanos will have to face a massive layoff of staff and close its doors.

Can you please give a tax-deductible donation today to help this organization, which is so vital to our community, weather this financial crisis?

If Derechos Humanos is forced to close its doors, it will leave a huge hole in our community.

  • Who will be there for worried families of migrants missing while crossing the desert or those who were taken by ICE?
  • Who will help workers that have been cheated out of their rightful pay or families who are suffering under unscrupulous slum lords?
  • Who will help eligible residents achieve U.S. citizenship?
  • Who will stand up for the rights of all migrants, everywhere, without exception?

The sad answer is that no one will. Although there are a number of fine immigrant advocacy and service groups in Tucson, everyone is already stretched to the limit. None of them are able to take on the tasks that Derechos Humanos has fulfilled so capably for so many years.

Your help is needed right now, today. This is an emergency that can’t wait.

At a time when Comprehensive Immigration Reform is on the public agenda, it is imperative that we have a strong, healthy Coalición de Derechos Humanos. Arizona, Washington, DC, and the nation needs to hear NOW that immigration reform starts from a human rights perspective. They must hear NOW about human migration, and how NAFTA trade policy and drug violence, fueled by US demand, drive immigration. No one else so strongly challenges the militarization of our border and the policies that have killed hundreds of men, women and children in our scorching desert.

Derechos Humanos has historically been there for you, our community, since 1993. Now, Derechos Humanos needs You. Please make a tax-deductible donation today. Please dig a little deeper than you ordinarily would. You can donate online by credit card by going to http://www.derechoshumanosaz.net/join-the-struggle-to-defend-and-promote-human-rights-on-the-border/ and clicking on the “Donate Here” button. We also offer the convenience of recurring monthly donations.

Thank you in advance for helping Derechos Humanos keep our doors open. Our community will be stronger thanks to your generosity.

Community Potluck: Painting by Numbers (February 8, 2013)

Coalición de Derechos Humanos
invites you to a:

Community Potluck:

Painting by Numbers:
Women in AZ Detention Centers,
Bringing Statistics to Life

Friday, February 8, 2013
6:30pm
Armory Park
220 S. 5th Avenue, Tucson, AZ

An interactive mural project that addresses the issue of the detention of women by ICE
(Immigration and Customs Enforcement) in the state of Arizona. This potluck event will
showcase the project’s midpoint progress. The project’s head artist, Wesley Fawcett Creigh,
will discuss her process for researching and implementing her idea and share what she has
learned so far about the relationship between the arts and activism. The project will be
continued at various locations in the Tucson throughout 2013

To learn more about the project and find out when you can participate visit:

http://paintingbynumbersproject.wordpress.com

$5.00 suggested donation.
Please bring a dish to share

For more information: 520.770.1373

Migrant Trail Evaluation

Name (optional):
E-mail (optional):
What worked well on the Migrant Trail?: *
What would you recommend to improve the Migrant Trail experience? *
If you experienced moments of insight or transformation on the Migrant Trail, please share your story with us. If you have a written document on your experience this year, we would be pleased to receive it.
Are you planning on sharing your experience in your community? If so, how and when? *
Are there any informational or other resources you can think of that might make this a more fruitful opportunity for you and your community? *
Is there anything else you would like the Organizing Committee to consider as we plan for next year? *
Are you interested in walking again next year? Why or why not? *

End of the 2012 year appeal from Derechos Humanos

Dear Derechos Humanos Supporter,

As 2012 comes to a close, the staff and members of the Derechos Humanos family would like to take a moment to thank you for your support this past year, and to invite you to be part of the exciting work we have planned for 2013. We realize that our world is rapidly changing. With conditions worsening for families, millions of people across the world, the country, and in our own community, are courageously lifting their voices to challenge injustice.   We feel very blessed to be part of this resistance, and are committed to continue our work for peace and justice for all.

More than ever, we ask for your generous donation so that we can continue our groundbreaking and principled human rights work on the southern border.

With your generous support, Derechos Humanos has been able to make progress in our human rights agenda. We are confident that with allies such as you, we can advance our vision for peace along the border and a true reform to our immigration laws that address the causes of migration and reflect an appreciation of our migrant brothers and sisters.

We need your support to continue our work! 2013 promises to be a critical year, with economic insecurities and a renewed discussion around immigration reform bringing challenges to us all.

Please send your tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, $100, or more if you can today so that we can continue our work to defend human rights on the Arizona border. We need your support!

En solidaridad,

Coalición de Derechos Humanos

p.s. Derechos Humanos staff and volunteers meet every Thursday at 5:30pm at Sam Lena Library (1607 S. 6th Avenue) in South Tucson. We’d love to have you join us. At these meeting we decide what work we will do and who will do it. We can always use more volunteers!

p.p.s.  We now offer the convenience of monthly recurring donations– see below for more information!

FFFFJoin the struggle to defend and promote human rights on the border! 

We need your support!  Your generous donation goes toward our work to create change and promote justice, challenging the borders that seek to divide us.

Contributions make the work we do-”Know Your Rights” trainings and presentations, our Promotoras de Derechos Humanos Program (human rights promoters), community trainings, educational events and actions, documenting the deaths on the border, and assisting with missing migrant reports- possible.

We now offer the option of a convenient recurring monthly donation- just choose the amount you wish to donate, and you’re ready to go! Your recurring donation will help us work toward our goal of sustainability, and provides much needed support!

Click here to make a one time or recurring donation.

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Coalición de Derechos Humanos (The Human Rights Coalition) is a grassroots organization which promotes respect for human/civil rights and fights the militarization of the Southern Border region, discrimination, and human rights abuses by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials affecting U.S. and non-U.S. citizens alike.

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We meet every Thursday at 5:30pm at Sam Lena Library 1607 S. 6th Avenue.