The Latin America Working Group (LAWG) is a coalition of over sixty religious, human rights, policy, grassroots and development organizations. Since 1983, the coalition has been striving for U.S. policies that promote peace, justice and sustainable development in the region. The Working Group regularly convenes its participating organizations to analyze developments in Washington and the hemisphere, and to craft common positions and effective strategies for action. The Working Group's staff members assist organizations in designing and implementing coordinated advocacy efforts and public education campaigns. LAWG provides information to nongovernmental organizations, congressional offices, the media, and citizens concerned with U.S. policy towards Latin America.