Alianza Americas launches ’20mas’ campaign to mark two historic decades defending and celebrating Latin American and Caribbean communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2024
CONTACT: 
Yanci Nuñez | [email protected] (312) 866-0312

 

 

Chicago, IL — Today, Alianza Americas, a network of more than 50 organizations led by and in service of migrants of Latin American and Caribbean origin living in the United States, launches its “20mas” campaign, dedicated to celebrating its 20th anniversary and highlighting its leading track record in advocating and promoting the contributions of migrants of Latin American origin both in the U.S. and in their countries of origin.

 

“Alianza Americas was a courageous response to the demonization of immigrant populations in the United States. Together with our member organizations, we have built a network that defends and celebrates the diverse identity that characterizes immigrant communities of Latin American and Caribbean origin. From the onset, our goals have focused on putting our membership at the center of our work, fostering a transnational vision, and playing a key role in shaping policies that affect Latin American and Caribbean populations, in the U.S. and our countries of origin,” said Oscar Chacón, executive director of Alianza Americas.

 

Alianza Americas currently has more than 50 member organizations in 17 states and Washington, DC. For Guadalupe de la Cruz, president of Alianza’s Board of Directors, the 20th anniversary represents an opportunity to elevate the importance of migrant communities organizing and uniting to achieve the well-being of their communities. “This historic moment also marks a point to recognize that the year 2024 offers many challenges for our communities, but Alianza Americas will continue to respond with courage as we have done for 20 years,” said de la Cruz.

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“As we celebrate two decades of uplifting the voices of migrants across the Americas, we invite you to continue supporting our movement by joining the 20mas club, our monthly giving program dedicated to fortifying the network’s collective impact,” added Chacón.

 

Information on the schedule of commemorative actions throughout the year will be shared soon. 

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Alianza Americas is the premier transnational advocacy network of Latin American migrant-led organizations working in the United States, across the Americas, and globally to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for communities across North, Central and South America.

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