Grassroots Leadership Blog

What happens when elected officials think no one’s watching?

Just a few weeks ago, when all eyes were on them, Austin City Council took the first steps toward investing in communities’ health and wellbeing instead of policing. However, when they thought no one was watching, they handed the Austin Police Department more than $1.7 million in state grants last Thursday—and they plan on giving APD more money. [node:read-more:link]

Announcing Annette Price and Claudia Muñoz as Grassroots Leadership’s new co-Executive Directors!

Dear Grassroots Leadership Family,

Today, we are enormously proud to announce Claudia Muñoz and Annette Price as Grassroots Leadership’s new co-Executive Directors

We are proud to be amongst the first non-profits in the south whose leadership and staff are personally impacted by the systems we are trying to dismantle including mass incarceration, detention, and deportation.   [node:read-more:link]

14 community organizations send letter to Harris County Commissioner Court regarding creation of COVID-19 fund

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, 14 community groups sent a letter to Harris County Judge Hidalgo and Commissioners expressing their gratitude in passing the Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund as well as offering their support in bringing it to reality. Read below:

County Judge Lina Hidalgo

Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Precinct 1

Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Precinct 2 [node:read-more:link]

Grassroots Leadership: A year in review

Texas is the most incarcerated state in the most incarcerated country in the world. There are more than 1,000 immigration jails separating thousands of people from their loved ones, and a wealthy few profiting from the incarceration of Black, brown, and poor communities. For decades, the solution to dealing with people who are targeted by unjust laws has been incarcerating, punishing, and criminalizing those communities. [node:read-more:link]

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