Who We Are

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The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) is a grassroots solidarity organization that has been supporting the Salvadoran people’s struggle for social and economic justice since 1980. We organize strategic campaigns against US government and corporate intervention in El Salvador and accompany the Salvadoran popular movement in its work to realize an inspiring vision of participatory democracy and economic justice. Our work is coordinated through the CISPES National Office in Washington, DC, and carried out by local CISPES chapters and supporters across the country.

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Profile PictureMy monthly donation is a small but meaningful way to invest in solidarity, sustain my own engagement in la lucha, and ensure that CISPES staff can count on funds to continue their important work.” - Amanda Kistler, Washington, DC

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Recent Posts

On January 1 workers in El Salvador won a big increase in the minimum wage—in some cases doubling their pay. But before they had time to celebrate, the multinational companies who thrive on the country’s still-low wages counterattacked with mass layoffs, judicial maneuvers, and a bid to undermine the eight-hour day. Photo: CISPES

Magistrate of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Jesús Ulises Rivas Sánchez, calls on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the OAS to pronounce itself in defense of the civil and political rights of public functionaries in light of recent attempts by the Supreme Court to limit constitutional liberties. Photo: verdaddigital.com

An demonstrator holds a sign condemning the toxicity of metals mining in El Salvador after an anti-mining coalition presented a proposal to block mining in 2013. Photo: EFE via Telesur