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Important updates from the Root Causes Initiative


We’re writing to share two important updates from the Root Causes Initiative

Given the ongoing crisis unfolding in Guatemala around democracy and rule of law, we will focus our next monthly call on Thursday, April 7 at 12:30 PST/1:30 MST/2:30 CST/3:30 EST on the situation there and how our growing network can support our partners there. If you have not already done so and are able to make it, please register here to join the call.

More than 30 leading indigenous, civic and religious organizations in Guatemala sent a letter to Vice President Kamala Harris last week calling on the United States to take concrete actions to protect human rights and sanction officials and businesspeople who are dismantling the country’s justice system to protect their criminal activity. They have asked us to circulate the letter with you to ask for your organization’s endorsement of their demands. Please take a moment to add your organization’s endorsement by Wednesday, April 6.

Thank you for your continued support and participation.

In solidarity,

Root Causes Initiative Organizing Committee

Alberto Velazquez, Comunidades de Fe Organizadas para la Acción, El Salvador

Brenda Lorena Peralta Arias, JPIC Familia Franciscana Guatemala, Guatemala

Dr. Irma Velásquez Nimatuj, Antropóloga Maya K’ichee’, Guatemala

Ursula Roldán Andrade, La Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala

Irene Cruz, Confraternidad de Vicentinos en la Frontera-Diaspora, Guatemala

Nahún Efraín Lalin Guity, Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña, Honduras

Hna. Marcela Cruz, JPIC/Honduras, Honduras

Alejandra Conde Molina, La 72 Hogar-Refugio para Migrantes, México

Fr. Vidal Rivas, Congregation Action Network, United States

Omar Angel Perez, Faith in Action, United States

Joseph Fleming, Faith in Action, United States

Gordon Whitman, Faith in Action, United States

Dylan Corbett, Hope Border Institute, United States

Hannah Hollandbyrd, Hope Border Institute, United States

Marisa Limón Garza, Hope Border Institute, United States

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