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Learn how to protect your family and community. Download your toolkit TODAY!
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Learn how we work to uphold the civil rights or our community.
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Learn about how we organize to improve conditions and the economic security of low-wage workers in Albuquerque.

El CENTRO is a grassroots, Latino immigrant-led organization based in Central New Mexico that works with Latino immigrant communities and allies to defend, strengthen, and advance the rights of our community.

 


CLICK HERE to Apply for Our Healthy Workforce ABQ 2017 Canvasser Positions

El CENTRO de Igualdad seeks part-time canvassers to join our team to conduct door-to-door canvassing in our Healthy Workforce ABQ (paid sick leave) Get out the Vote campaign. Canvassers will work 30 hours/wk (tentative schedule is from Tuesday-Friday 2:30-8:30 and Saturdays 9:30-3:30) from August 29th-October 3rd.  Click here to apply 

 


Click here to learn more about El CENTRO’s platform on sanctuary and immigrant integration


Our Albuquerque Workforce is Under Attack

Click here to learn about our current fights to defend the Minimum Wage Ordinance and to put Paid Sick Leave on the ballot in a legible font

Listen to our interview with  KUNM’s Espejos de Aztlan to learn more about our struggles to protect minimum wage and paid sick days!


Sign Up Here to Request Our Civil Rights Workshop

Now more than ever, EL CENTRO finds the inherent value of our communities becoming a collective, conscious, free and powerful force dedicated to the promotion of human rights. We seek to empower communities through interactive know-your-rights workshops. The objective is to provide essential tools for different communities to defend their civil rights, hold law enforcement/ICE accountable and fight against the criminalization of our communities. Some of the tools involve but are not restricted to:
*information about your rights with law enforcement and federal immigration agents
*dialogue about how we are fighting back and organizing against deportation/enforcement programs;
*emergency family plans

DOWNLOAD OUR TOOLKIT TO KNOW HOW WE CAN PROTECT OUR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

El CENTRO has prepared the following toolkit in collaboration with other organizations across the state and that nation. This toolkit package includes know-your-rights information, family emergency plan form, power of attorney, and “rights cards.”  Now more than ever, it is important to KNOW YOUR RIGHTS in order to continue protecting our families and communities.


DOWNLOAD THE APS POLICE SUMMARY – IMMIGRANT STUDENTS COMPILED BY EL CENTRO

Did you know APS has policies and procedural directives to protect APS students and their families?

El CENTRO put a detailed summary of APS official policies and procedures with links to the official documents on the APS website.


 CLICK HERE if you are a member of a non-profit or a service provider

Check this guide put together by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project if you are a member of a non-profit or a service provider interested in knowing how to provide a safe environment for undocumented clients and what to do if immigration agents came to your building or tried to detain your clients19667568_773733399467082_5780917648811930747_o


New Guide and Resources for Workers

El CENTRO's Labor Toolkit
Download our new toolkit full of information and resources so that you learn your rights as a worker regardless of your immigration status. Know your protections so you can report some type of work abuse and to help fight against theft of wages. Click on the image or on the title to download the guide and remember to share this information with more people.


Rise Up with ABQ Businesses week in support of local businesses that support immigrant communities and working families 

 
El CENTRO is proud of the support provided by the Albuquerque local businesses. Their support was an essential key to make this MayDay Strike and Rally a success. We also recognize that local enterprises are the structure of our local economy, they provide jobs and opportunities to our hard-working New Mexican families.
 
Thank you for contributing to the economic, social, and cultural richness of Albuquerque! We want to recognize the sacrifice of these businesses for shouting down for a day in solidarity with our immigrant communities. To ensure we provide ongoing support and give due recognition to their participating in the May Day we are asking our members and allies to make purchases in these businesses and promote their work.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Click here for the list of businesses

Learn the facts about drivers’ licenses here

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  • For the truth about HB99 amended click here (provided by Somos un Pueblo Unido)
  • For a fact sheet on the changes to New Mexico’s driver’s license law and it’s impact on the immigrant community, click here (provided by the New Mexican Immigrant Law Center)

Our Accomplishments

El CENTRO’s members have organized tirelessly since our inception to improve the lives of low-wage workers and families in New Mexico. Some examples of our victories include:

  • El CENTRO has worked to mitigate the impact of the broken immigration system by successfully passing policies to ensure that local law enforcement does not overstep its authority and enforce federal immigration laws.
  • As a key partner in the NM Minimum Wage Coalition, we have worked to raise the minimum wage at the state level as well as in Albuquerque and  Bernalillo County.
  • El CENTRO has been at the the forefront of campaigns in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County to fight back against immigration enforcement programs and protect our communities. We drastically lowered the number of deportations in Albuquerque by working to modify policies at the Metropolitan Detention Center to minimize entanglement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Learn more about our accomplishments

Although we are proud of our accomplishments, together we can so much more! Donate today and become a member  to continue to build upon our proud legacy of passing model policies and integrating immigrants into the mainstream.

 


Upcoming Events

Orientaciones de Derechos Laborales

Date: Aug 31, 2017
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: El Centro

Asiste a este taller gratis si tu crees haber sido víctima de robo de salario y/o discriminación y quieres aprender sobre tus derechos y opciones. Haz click aquí para ver el volante. Llama al (505) 246-1627 para reservar tu asiento.

Workers Rights Orientation

Date: Aug 31, 2017
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: El Centro

Attend this free workshop if you think you have been the victim of wage theft and / or discrimination and want to learn about your rights and options. Call (505) 246-1627 to reserve your seat.

Orientaciones de Derechos Laborales

Date: Sep 14, 2017
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: El Centro

Asiste a este taller gratis si tu crees haber sido víctima de robo de salario y/o discriminación y quieres aprender sobre tus derechos y opciones. Haz click aquí para ver el volante. Llama al (505) 246-1627 para reservar tu asiento.


Contact Us

El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos
714 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
information_elcentro@yahoo.com
505.246.1627

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