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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” – Paulo Freire, Educator

Border Patrol killed my son. Call the DOJ today.

Here's the message we sent to our members. After you've read it, please add your voice.

WATCH: Anastasio' Mom Make A Mother's Day Wish

Call Eric Holder And Demand Justice

Dear Friend,

"If your parents die, you become an orphan.  If your spouse dies, you become a widow.  But what word does one use to refer to the loss of a son?"

Today, the mother of Anastasio Hernández-Rojas, Maria de la Luz, asks this very question to lawmakers in Washington DC. As families around the world celebrate mother's day, we join Maria at our nation's capital to get answers from Eric Holder and the Department of Justice about the killing of her son in the hands of Border Patrol.

Can you support Maria today as she speaks out for her son in DC, by calling the DOJ at 202-353-1555 and demanding justice for Anastasio?


Over 33,000 of you stood up for justice when you saw video of over a dozen Border Patrol agents tasering and beating Anastasio to death.  When the DOJ ignored us, we held actions in 8 cities across the country demanding justice.  And now, thanks to your persistence, at least 13 members of Congress have joined us in our call for justice just as we've arrived this week in Washington D.C. with Anastasio's family.  

But sadly, it's not enough.  Only continued pressure and growing public outcry will force the Department of Justice to respond.  Please support Anastasio's mother on mother's day and call the DOJ at 202-353-1555 and demand answers and justice for her son. When you're done, tell us how it went at the page linked below.


No mother should ever have to lose her son to violence, but we can still provide Anastasio's mother with the gift of justice, today.

Thanks and ¡adelante!
Arturo, Ana, Laurie, Jesús and the rest of the Presente.org Team