Latin America Working Group
The Latin America Working Group (LAWG) is a coalition of sixty-five religious, human rights, grassroots and development organizations. Since 1983, the Working Group has worked to influence U.S. policies toward Latin America so that they promote peace, justice and sustainable development.
The LAWG regularly convenes meetings of the participating organizations to analyze developments in Washington and the Latin American and Caribbean region, and to craft common positions and effective strategies for action. LAWG staff assist organizations in designing and implementing coordinated advocacy efforts and public education campaigns, and provide information to nongovernmental organizations, congressional offices, media and citizens interested in U.S. policy towards Latin America.