Grassroots Leadership Blog

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

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. Read more about Grassroots Leadership: A year in review

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

#HomesNotHandcuffs victory is under attack. Fight back with this social media toolkit!

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!

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