The Protection Network Action Fund, or El Fondo de Accion de las Redes de Proteccion, is a community based network that supports grassroots organizing for immigrant rights in Tucson
WHO WE ARE
What we are:
We are a small non-profit group comprised entirely of volunteers who are committed to grassroots fundraising for social change. We believe in the power of community organizing led by the people most affected by unjust policing and inhumane policies. We support community organizing in Tucson, Arizona by fundraising for members of migrant-led grassroots organizations.
What we aren’t:
We are not a blanket charity. While no family should be separated by immigrant detention, we focus our efforts on supporting organizations that are working to change the root causes of injustice. We believe that by supporting organizing at the grassroots level we are helping to build a world where families will not be separated by detention and deportation.
Who has PRONET collaborated with?:
In deciding where to focus our fundraising efforts, we look to partner with local groups that are building power for social change. PRONET has partnered with grassroots groups comprised of day laborers and domestic workers, mothers and fathers, neighbors, teachers, and whole families. We let our community partners guide our fundraising efforts, and we shift and adapt to respond to their priorities. Please check out the websites of our partner groups (listed below) for more information about them and how to directly support their organizing work!
Community groups we have recently collaborated with in our fundraising efforts:
The Southside Worker Center supports a community of worker- leaders building collective power and raising the standards of worker conditions so that members can take part in dignified work and earn just wages. In spite of the hostile climate towards day laborers in Arizona we continue to maintain that all human beings have the right to live and work with dignity.
Paisanos Unidos is a migrant-led community group based in Tucson, AZ. Paisanos is comprised of families that offer know your rights trainings, mutual aid, and a network of support for those facing detention and deportation. Tierra y Libertad Organization (TYLO) is a grassroots organization, based out of Tucson, Arizona, that promotes the ideals of equality, justice, and self-determination. Members, supporters, and allies of the organization work for positive social change and for the respect of land, people, and culture. Since 2001, TYLO has focused on building multiple examples of positive social change and community transformation in the barrios where we live. Work of the organization is carried out through a multi-tier model of grassroots community organizing and popular education that consists of four key programs: Barrio Sustainability Project, TYLO Freedom School, MAIZ, and the Migrant Rights Organizing Campaign.Mariposas sin Fronterasis a Tucson, AZ based group that seeks to end the systemic violence and abuse of LGBTQ people held in prison and immigration detention. Mariposas envisions a society that no longer finds solutions in the system of immigration detention or the prison industrial complex.