Helping People Gain Power
AUSTIN — Austin City Council hearing room erupted in cheers Thursday night when in a unanimous vote, the Council voted to pass a Freedom City Policy, which favors measures to increase the safety of people of color and immigrants in Austin. Read more about BREAKING: Austin City Council Votes In Favor Of #FreedomCity Policy!!
AUSTIN — Thursday, the immigrant community, and community groups will rally ahead of a City Council vote on two proposed #FreedomCity policies: items 73 and 74 on the council agenda.
Resolution 73 charges the City of Austin to reduce racial disparities in arrests and eliminate the low-level arrests that APD doesn’t have to make in the first place. Resolution 74 directs the City of Austin to create policies that further protect immigrant community members and their constitutional rights under SB 4. Read more about Austin City Council to Vote on Safety, Rights of People of Color and Immigrants
WHAT: Press Conference announcing Freedom City policies to be taken up Thursday by Council
WHO: Grassroots Leadership, Texas Advocates for Justice, Workers Defense Project, United We Dream, Austin City Council Members
WHEN: Tuesday, June 12th at 8:30 a.m., Prior to Council Work Session
WHERE: Austin City Hall Media Room Read more about City Council to Vote on Safety for People of Color and Immigrants
Grassroots Leadership is excited to welcome Annette Price to our Austin staff as our Texas Advocates for Justice statewide coordinator!
Annette was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana and moved to Texas is 2007. She was released from Illinois Department of Corrections in 2005 after serving 20 years and in 2008, was granted an early release from parole. Annette graduated from Grand Canyon University with a double masters in Professional Counseling and Substance Abuse Counseling. Read more about Welcoming Annette Price as our Texas Advocates for Justice statewide coordinator!
Grassroots Leadership is excited to welcome Sarai Morales as a new Social Work Intern!
Sarai holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from St. Edward’s University and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Social Work at Texas State.
Sarai will be conducting her final field placement at Grassroots Leadership this summer where she will be helping the Criminal Justice Team with research and policy. She is very excited to work with our organization to fight the criminalization of our community, promote justice and advocate for individuals. Read more about Welcoming Sarai Morales to the Criminal Justice Team