Great news! Two local New Mexico community foundations have pledged to match dollar for dollar up to $10,000 to help support our statewide civil rights campaign to defend our families from detention and deportation.
Somos Un Pueblo Unido is a statewide immigrant-based and community led organization that promotes worker and racial justice. With membership teams in eight counties, our members are the only thing standing between the Trump administration and our local communities.
In Santa Fe, they have already organized to pass the strongest local sanctuary policy in the
In San Juan County, they held the county jail accountable by forcing them to adopt new policies that prevent them from collaborating with ICE and paying $2,000 to every resident whose rights were violated.
In Clovis, amid a series of deportation raids, dozens of families stood their ground, exercised their rights and did not open the door to a group of ICE agents, sparing them from deportation.
In Roswell, hundreds of our families protested in front of the new ICE office to send a
message, we are fighting back!
None of this would be possible without our peer-to-peer know your rights campaign.
Our campaign is simple: train dozens of immigrant know your rights trainers. Neighbors training neighbors. Comadres training comadres. Workers training workers. Family members training family members.
Know your rights presentations with the police and ICE in house parties and community spaces have proven to not only help immigrant families defend themselves but also helped launch local efforts to hold local governments accountable.
George Gilbert Otero
Nancy Lee Marquis
Francisco I Quintana
Abigail Sullivan Engen
Alan M Webber
Mary Ann Shaening
Adda E. Sallard
Martha and Doug Puryear
Michael W Hill
Maria C Lopez
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