What we are:
We are a coalition of 6 grassroots organizations and community members in Tucson, Arizona who are invested in 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 by providing emergency legal support and funding for immigrant detainees that are members of grassroots organizations in Tucson.
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 are the member groups of PRONET?:
The member groups of the Protection Network Action Fund are building power for social change in Tucson. Each of us is based in the barrios on the south side of Tucson where the immigrant community has the strongest presence. We are day laborers and domestic workers, mothers and fathers, neighbors, teachers, and whole families. We are working to transform our communities and solve the injustices that affect us all.
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.
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.
La Coalición de Derechos Humanos is a grassroots organization which promotes respect for human/civil rights and fights the militarization of the Southern Border region, discrimination, and human rights abuses by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials affecting U.S. and non-U.S. citizens alike.
Mariposas sin Fronteras is a Tucson, AZ based group that seeks to end the systemic violence and abuse of LGBTQ people held in prison and immigration detention. We envision a society that no longer finds solutions in the system of immigration detention or the prison industrial complex. As we work toward that goal, we support LGBTQ people currently detained in Eloy and Florence, AZ through visits, letters, bond support, advocacy, and housing upon freedom from detention.