WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
5 Nov 2006 | News

Friends of Latin America

A Circle of Commitment and Support for 
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Since 1974, the work of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) has been made possible by the generous support of foundations, religious organizations and individual donors.

Now the Board of Directors of WOLA is reaching out to a select circle of individuals who share our vision for the hemisphere and understand the importance of our work.  We are inviting you to join with other Friends of Latin America to ensure that WOLA has the reach and resources needed to fulfill its indispensable role in defending and extending democracy and human rights through the challenging years ahead.

The Friends of Latin America is a growing circle of individuals who are leaders in their communities, in their professional fields, and in their support for making the promise of human rights real in the lives of millions of our brothers and sisters across the Western Hemisphere.  
For some Friends, their interest in Latin America springs from family histories, personal ties or experiences in the region; for others, from their involvement in politics or policymaking.  All share an abiding concern for the region's future, and a commitment to WOLA's mission.  They lend their stature, their financial support, and their insight and experience to WOLA's work.

As Friend of Latin America, you will receive:

  • Regular updates on major issues in region and in U.S. policy.  These include WOLA's quarterly bulletin (in English or Spanish), as well as monographs and briefing papers by WOLA's senior staff.
  • Materials that we prepare for select audiences to shape policy and public debate.  These include memos and recommendations produced for Members of Congress, executive branch officials, and other Washington policymakers, as well as background materials produced for leading media outlets to inform coverage by reporters and commentary by editorial writers.
  • Invitations to WOLA conferences and informal briefings, as well as to private gatherings with WOLA leaders, government officials and prominent visitors from Latin America.

As a Friend of Latin America, you will have access to some of the most informed and insightful thinking on Latin American affairs.  You will enjoy the opportunity to meet those leading the hemisphere's struggle for democracy, dignity and justice.  Most important, you will know that your support is helping to shape this pivotal moment in the history of Latin America and U.S. relations, through the unique work of the Washington Office on Latin America. 

To learn more about the Friends of Latin America (FOLA) contact:
Ana Paula Duarte (aduarte@wola.org), 
Development Assistant