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ICE Retaliates Against Detained Mother for Fighting to be Reunited With Her Daughter

AUSTIN — Thursday evening, ICE officials at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor, Texas told Melvin Griselda Cruz-Lopez that there had been no appeal filed in her case and she must sign her own deportation. They stated she would go crazy spending six more months there, like the other women do, when she refused. Read more about ICE Retaliates Against Detained Mother for Fighting to be Reunited With Her Daughter

We are proud to welcome Field Organizer Jennifer Pumphrey to the Grassroots Leadership team

I’m happy to share the news that Jennifer Pumphrey has joined the Grassroots Leadership team as a field organizer in Austin.

Jennifer is starting from a place of deep knowledge about the local community, because she was born and raised in Austin, Texas.  Specifically, she grew up on the East Side, and saw first-hand the racial disparities, oppression, and gang violence in the community. This sparked an interest in Jennifer at a very young age in understanding and the need to fix our broken judicial system.

Then, Jennifer experienced that system herself for the first time in her late teens. “It was like adding fuel to the fire,” Jennifer said. Read more about We are proud to welcome Field Organizer Jennifer Pumphrey to the Grassroots Leadership team

Texas Advocates for Justice Welcomes Two News Amos Walker TAJ Fellows in Austin and Houston, Chantel Pridgon and Sybil Sybille

Amos Walker TAJ Fellows Sybil Sybille (left) in Houston, and Chantel Pridgon (right) in Austin.

As TAJ’s membership, vision, and impact grows, so does our team. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to the next two Amos Walker TAJ Fellows,  Chantel Pridgon (of the Austin TAJ Chapter), and Sybil Sybille (of the Houston TAJ Chapter). This fellowship, which builds the leadership of formerly incarcerated people and their families, is named in memory of Amos Walker, a beloved TAJ member and community leader from Houston Read more about Texas Advocates for Justice Welcomes Two News Amos Walker TAJ Fellows in Austin and Houston, Chantel Pridgon and Sybil Sybille

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