Coalicion de Organizaciones Latino-Americanas
The Coalición de Organizaciones Latino-Americanas connects, strengthens and organizes communities to take action for immigrants rights in Western North Carolina. COLA strives for inclusive communities with justice, freedom, and equality for all.
For over a decade, COLA has been working with Latino community centers and Latino immigrants living in the rural westernmost counties of North Carolina. In 2012 the coalition completed a strategic plan that outlined the following objectives: stop anti-immigrant laws and policies, including state-wide hate bills and police-ICE collaboration; obtain equal access to driver’s licenses in North Carolina; and stop workplace abuse and mobilize for workplace justice.