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Right now, a young indigenous U’wa lawyer, Aura Tegria Cristancho, is traveling from Colombia to the United States. Over the next week, she will be representing her people before the United Nations and the human rights commission of the Organization of American States. This will be Aura’s first trip to the U.S.
We need your support to get her there.

Earth Day, every day

“We intend to continue defending mother nature and our survival as an ancient people.
The Colombian government along with multinational oil corporations continue to threaten U’wa territory.”

Later today I’ll be at LaGuardia Airport to welcome her. Will you join me?

Aura is the latest in a distinguished line of U’wa leaders and community members have visited the U.S. and many other countries. For over two decades, they have been fighting oil extraction in their sacred territory and have always sought international solidarity to back them up. With the new Magallanes gas exploration project threatening their lands and rivers, they are once again looking for our support.

We have launched a grassroots fundraising drive to support this visit and the broader U’wa campaign to defend their territory. To date, we have raised over $4K, and with your help we will meet our goal of $10K. These funds directly support U’wa activities, starting with this week’s advocacy delegation.

Learn more about Aura by reading her brief profile on her Causes page. where you can also easily follow her progress and share her story.

Thanks!

Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller
Advocacy Director

Senator Marco Rubio


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