Grassroots Leadership Blog

Texas Advocates for Justice speaks at Federal Court hearing regarding ending cash bail in Harris County

On October 28, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas held a final hearing on a historic agreement to put an end to Harris County’s unconstitutional bail practices.

Our lead Houston field organizer, Dianna Williams, gave a powerful testimony on why it's time for Harris County to invest in #CommunitiesNotCages. Read below.


Good morning, Your Honor.    [node:read-more:link]

Withdrawal of Intention to Hire

Almost four months after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) first issued notice of fines ranging between $300,000 - $500,000 to seven women living in sanctuary in churches across the country, ICE has withdrawn the fines.

Here is the letter sent to one of the families. [node:read-more:link]

Exciting transitions ahead for Grassroots Leadership

Dear friends and family,

In the spring of 2020, after seven years as executive director at Grassroots Leadership and more than 16 years on staff, I will transition out of my role. I’m deeply honored to have been a part of an organization of people who are bold, unafraid to rise up, take on cutting-edge work, and speak truth to power.  [node:read-more:link]

Welcoming Sue Gabriel as Prison Justice League Administrator

We are thrilled to have Sue Gabriel join our team as the Prison Justice League Administer. Welcome to the team, Ms. Sue!


Sue was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas.  She attended Port Arthur College, Southwestern Business University, and received an Associate Degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. [node:read-more:link]

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