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.

Meet some of the sustainers who power our work!

"I am a CISPES supporter because continuing to fight for social justice and a more people-centered country means continuing the dream and sacrifice of thousands of my fellow Salvadorans who died for that vision.” - Padre Carlos, New York City

Join Padre Carlos by becoming a sustaining donor to CISPES today!

Recent Posts

A spray-painted message left after an anti-privatization march in San Salvador: "Water belongs to the people." Image credit: CISPES

Attorney General's office raids the offices of Las Melidas, Pro-Vida, and five other Salvadoran NGOs

Image: Las Melidas Twitter

"Only when justice and truth come together can you speak of true freedom." Fr. Ignacio Ellacuría, one of the Jesuit priests killed by U.S.-trained soldiers in El Salvador on November 16, 1989 (Photo: UCA)