Over the years, CISPES has counted on you to take action when the people of El Salvador needed it – thank you!
You can count on CISPES to take swift, strategic action when our allies in the Salvadoran social movement call on us. Can we count on your financial support to keep our grassroots organizing work going strong?
After decades of fighting back, the Salvadoran people are calling on us to support them in a new way. This exciting turning point – during the country’s FIRST progressive government - is a critical moment to bring new activists into the struggle.
That’s why CISPES is launching a brand new program of Solidarity Work Brigades, to bring people to El Salvador to participate directly in the changes led by the leftist party, the FMLN.
With greedy transnational corporations, the Salvadoran elite, and the US State Department all scheming to undermine the leftist momentum, time is of the essence to mobilize the strongest international accompaniment that we can!
In just a few weeks, a diverse group will be embarking on a very powerful journey to work side-by-side with thousands of Salvadoran volunteers who are teaching their compatriotas to read and write.
But we cannot make these brigades happen without your support – we need to raise $5,000 by June 13th to complete our scholarship fund to get as many students and working people there as possible. Will you make a secure, tax-deductible donation today to help us meet our goal?
At CISPES, we rely on our supporters to take action, to spread the word, and to fund this grassroots struggle. Did you know that CISPES is 100% funded by individual people like you? That means no government or corporate money – just the support of people who share the vision of social and economic justice in Latin America!
This and other brigades will be stepping stones for a new generation of activists to become lifelong solidarity activists. But don’t just take my word for it – check out what Janette Linares, one of CISPES’ organizers at UC Santa Cruz has to say about CISPES!
“On my first delegation, I was truly inspired by the FMLN’s new programs, especially in education. I wanted to get more involved with CISPES so that I could organize my fellow students to see for themselves that another world really is possible, and that we can be part of making it a reality.”
Will you make a secure online donation today so that many more student organizers like Janette can come back ready to organize a strong movement to resist US intervention? Thank you!
La lucha sigue!
Alexis Stoumbelis, Executive Director
P.S. It’s essential that we take action today to support the new El Salvador in the making under the FMLN – they’re facing an uphill battle like you wouldn’t believe! Will you make a tax-deductible contribution today so that we can get our brigades on the ground in the next few weeks?