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Will you ask your community groups, congregations, and elected officials to sign the open letter to the Pittsburgh-based Colcom Foundation demanding they stop funding anti-immigrant politics and white nationalism?

Join 70+ orgs that already signed on at thomasmertoncenter.org/DropColcom

Colcom funds a powerful network of anti-immigrant political groups around the country, many with ties to extremist white nationalists and listed as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Colcom gives millions of dollars annually to groups like FAIR, Numbers USA, Progressives for Immigration Reform, Pro-English, American Border Patrol, Keeping Identities Safe, and US Inc., longtime publisher of the Social Contract Press, and current publisher of Border Hawk.

The Colcom Foundation was created in the 1990s by the late heiress Cordelia Scaife May and has consistently funded anti-immigrant groups founded or previously led by the late John Tanton, who was central to building today’s anti-immigrant politics and made it part of his life’s work to make the anti-immigrant agenda appealing to white liberals through greenwashing and other so-called “progressive” messaging.

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View the Press Conference co-hosted by the Thomas Merton Center

Watch and share the livestream of today’s press conference launching this campaign, with:

  • Rep. Sara Innamorato, PA House State Representative of District 21
  • Rev. Ross Carmichael, Pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church 
  • Andy Kang, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition 
  • Sara Stock Mayo, Spiritual Leader and member of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action Pittsburgh
  • Guillermo Perez, President of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement - Pittsburgh 

Peaceful activists  hold signs calling for the Colcom foundation to stop funding White Nationalism.

Together, we can cut off this major funding stream to the dangerous anti-immigrant movement. Please ask your community organizations, congregations, and elected officials to sign the open letter!

Click Here to Read and Sign our Letter

Community Organizations Calling on Colcom to STOP Funding White Nationalism

  • 350 Pittsburgh
  • About Face: Veterans Against the War
  • Allegheny County Councilor Anita Prizio
  • Alliance for Police Accountability (APA)
  • Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education
  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Pittsburgh Chapter
  • Assemble
  • Bend the Arc: Jewish Action Pittsburgh
  • Berks Gas Truth
  • Better Path Coalition
  • Bloomfield Development Corporation
  • Bridge Beyond
  • CAIR- Pittsburgh
  • Camp White Pine
  • Casa San José
  • Catapult Greater Pittsburgh
  • Chicken Latino 
  • CMU Against ICE
  • Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration
  • Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration (CADBI) West (Pittsburgh)
  • Allegheny County Councilor Olivia Bennett
  • CREATE Lab, Carnegie Mellon University
  • East Coast Asian American Student Union
  • Environmental Health Project
  • Fossil Free Pitt Coalition
  • Global Women's Strike/US
  • Havertown Area Community Action Network (H-CAN)
  • Hello Neighbor
  • Human Rights Coalition Fed-Up!
  • Immigration Working Group of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod
  • Jewish Family and Community Services of Pittsburgh
  • Juntos
  • Just Harvest
  • Justice at Work (Pennsylvania)
  • Las Palmas
  • Lawrenceville Pet Supply
  • Lawrenceville United
  • MILPA- Movement of Immigrant Leaders in Pennsylvania
  • Moulin Consulting LLC
  • National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)
  • National Young Farmers Coalition
  • Ohio Valley Environmental Resistance
  • Opportunity Fund
  • PA State Rep Joe HohensteinHD177 
  • PA State Rep Sara Innamorato
  • PA State Rep Summer Lee
  • PA State Senator Tim Kearney
  • Payday men's network/US
  • Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition
  • Pittsburgh Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
  • Pittsburgh Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)
  • Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid
  • Pittsburgh United
  • Pittsburghers for Public Transit
  • Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates
  • Polish Hill Civic Association
  • Project CoffeeHouse
  • Repair the World Pittsburgh
  • Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, PA
  • Sixth Presbyterian Church
  • St. Andrew Lutheran Church Congregation Council
  • Studio 9
  • Sunrise Movement, Pittsburgh Hub
  • The Alliance for Sustainable Communities Lehigh Valley
  • The Douty Foundation
  • The Restaurant Opportunities Center of Pennsylvania  (ROC PA)
  • Three Rivers Community Foundation
  • Ukombozi 412
  • Veterans For Peace (National)
  • Veterans for Peace Chapter 31 Philadelphia Area
  • Veterans for Peace of Western PA (chapter 47)
  • WILPF- Greater Philadelphia Branch
  • Women of Color Global Women's Strike/US
  • Women’s Law Project
  • Welcoming Pennsylvania Caucus
  • Somali Bantu Community Association of Pittsburgh 
  • Thomas Merton Center