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Community Groups Calling on Austin City Council to Allocate $10 Million to Help Families Facing Financial Hardships Due to COVID-19

Austin, TX — With social distancing measures in place followed by the recent shelter-in-place order issued by Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt in effect through April 13, thousands of Austinites are out of work and don’t know when, or if, they will be able to return to their jobs. Read more about Community Groups Calling on Austin City Council to Allocate $10 Million to Help Families Facing Financial Hardships Due to COVID-19

Advocacy organizations to AG William Barr: Halt migrant prosecutions during COVID-19 crisis to save lives

In a letter sent to Attorney General William Barr today, more than 160 immigration, faith, civil rights, and community organizations called on the Department of Justice to enact immediate changes in the criminal prosecution of migrants to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.   Read more about Advocacy organizations to AG William Barr: Halt migrant prosecutions during COVID-19 crisis to save lives

As COVID-19 reaches Austin, here's how we are taking care of our community and ourselves

Over the past years, our team has successfully prepared for and responded to crises, and we’re good at what we do — from reuniting women detained at the notorious T. Don Hutto detention center with their children, to responding to ICE raids in our community, to working with communities as they navigate the criminal legal system. Read more about As COVID-19 reaches Austin, here's how we are taking care of our community and ourselves

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