Helping People Gain Power
Friday, July 12, 2019 @ 7pm
WHAT: Vigil and moment of silence
WHO: Grassroots Leadership, DSA-Austin, Indivisible Austin, community members, immigrant women formerly detained
WHEN: Friday, July 12, 2019, 7-9pm CST Read more about Lights for Liberty: Community unites outside T. Don Hutto Detention Camp for vigil and worldwide moment of silence
Our #HomesNotHandcuffs victory is under attack by a targeted misinformation campaign that is trying to undermine the work we did to decriminalize homelessness in Austin.
We need your help to fight back against folks online who are spreading lies and fear. Not sure what to say? Check out this social media toolkit: Read more about #HomesNotHandcuffs victory is under attack. Fight back with this social media toolkit!
AUSTIN — Today immigration advocates sent a letter to the Williamson County Commissioners Court calling for the termination of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office 287(g) program with ICE. The current agreement is set to expire at the end of this month, on June 30. Read more about As ICE raids loom, immigration advocates call on Williamson County Commissioners to protect immigrant residents by ending the county’s 287(g) program
AUSTIN — Today, Grassroots Leadership released a statement in response to the recent announcement from President Trump regarding mass immigration raids: Read more about Amid threats of raids, advocates demand local elected officials “to not leave anything to chance”
AUSTIN, TX — The Austin City Council voted early Friday morning in favor of Item 185, ending the criminalization for some unavoidable behaviors associated with extreme poverty and homelessness.
The measure modifies Austin’s ordinances criminalizing sitting and lying down and camping unless the activity endangers the health and safety of the individual or the public. Read more about BREAKING: Austin City Council takes steps to decriminalize homelessness, advocates say the fight continues