Romero Institute

    The Romero Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in California in 1980. Our mission is to stand with the poor and oppressed and advocate for their rights through public education, grassroots organizing, leadership development, research, investigation, litigation, and public policy development.1 We take our name from Óscar Arnulfo Romero, a Catholic Archbishop in El Salvador. Initially a conservative supporter of the status quo, he came to realize that government-sponsored death squads in his country were killing and disappearing those who stood up for their rights.