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.
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