Helping People Gain Power
WHEN: Thursday 11 a.m.
WHERE: 6929 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752
WHAT: Community members inside Beto O’Rourke office, others rally outside Read more about BREAKING: Laura Monterrosa to be deported unless DHS grants release
AUSTIN — Today, a panel of judges at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that most of SB4, the state’s extreme anti-immigrant enforcement bill signed into law last May by Governor Greg Abbott despite widespread opposition, can stay in effect while the case continues to wind its way through the courts. Read more about SB4 ruling heightens urgency for local elected officials to act
AUSTIN — Today a federal judge in Austin heard the habeas corpus petition and temporary restraining order in the case of Laura Monterrosa, who has been speaking out about her sexual assault by a guard at the T. Don Hutto detention center. ICE and CoreCivic respondents were forced to provide Ms. Monterrosa with outside mental health treatment after expert witnesses who had provided psychological and psychiatric assessments for Ms. Read more about ICE Admits Failing to Provide Adequate Medical Care to Laura Monterrosa in Federal Court
WHAT: Press conference and action in support of Laura Monterrosa
WHEN: Tuesday, March 13 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: 441 Federal Courthouse Plaza, Austin, TX 78701 Read more about T. Don Hutto on Trial: Federal Judge to Hear Abuses and Retaliation Laura Monterrosa has Faced in Detention
AUSTIN — Formerly incarcerated people and criminal justice reform advocates celebrated a victory Tuesday afternoon when county officials in Central Texas voted down the construction of a new $97 million women’s jail. On a 3-1 vote, the Travis County Commissioners Court voted to remove funding for design and pre-construction of the new women’s jail from certificates of obligation approved today and urged stakeholders to present solutions for lowering the local jail population. Read more about Victory: Facing Community Opposition, Travis County Commissioners Delay Building New Women’s Jail