Advocacy Opportunities

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CRLN members work to convince their legislators to create U.S. policies that work for peace and justice in our hemisphere.  By advocating on issues that directly affect our ally organizations working for social justice in Latin America, CRLN members model active, engaged civic responsibility and call our government to accountability for its policies.  Through our advocacy activities, CRLN members build democracy, both here and abroad.

Current Advocacy Opportunities

WHERE DO YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS STAND?

https://crln.org/2019-legislative-scorecard/

HONDURAS LAND DEFENDERS AT RISK

https://www.amnesty.ca/sites/amnesty/files/64%20Honduras.pdf

TAKE ACTION TO DEFUND ICE AND CBP!

https://vdlf.org/freebettyrendonpetition

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES ON IMMIGRATION: 

https://www.facebook.com/SSIPchicago/photos/pb.330325523336.-2207520000.1559060427./10156530692953337/?type=3&theater

https://m.facebook.com/Instituto1977/posts/10156171095868321

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-immigration-ice-private-detention-center-bill-illinois-20190517-story.html

TELL WBEZ: Keep Jerome McDonnell’s “Worldview” Program!:

http://chng.it/gKBw45JF

Suspend US security aid to Honduras, instructions from SAOW:

https://crln.org/repost-hr1945/

  1. If your Representativeis not a co-sponsor of HR 1945, which would suspend US security aid to Honduras, please ask him/her to do so. Call the Congressional Switchboard – 202-224-3121, ask for your Representative’s office, and then the foreign policy aide.  Ask that the staffer request your Representative co-sponsor HR 1945, the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, and to let you know when they decide to do so.
  2. Call your Senators (Capitol Switchboard: 202- 224-3121) and ask them to oppose continued US backing of the Honduran regime and take the next opportunity to cut US military and security aid to Honduras.

Check out our Action Alerts Category under Program Areas to see recent events we’ve been apart of!

Advocacy Resources

Below are general resources on how to find your representative, what to say and do in a call or meeting, and how to follow-up on your meeting. If you have any other questions, feel free to call or email Sharon Hunter-Smith at (773) 293-2964 or shunter-smith@clrn.org.

Advocacy 101– Learn the basics of the legislative process

Lobbying Hints and Tips– From LAWG and WOLA