We need your help! Grassroots Leadership needs to raise $12,000 before July 15th to fund our upcoming Texas Advocates for Justice organizing training in Austin.
Our goal is to bring together 30 formerly incarcerated people — Austin community members who have been locked up in jails, prisons, or immigrant detention centers — and their loved ones to be leaders in the movement to end mass criminalization in Texas.
Texas Advocates for Justice (TAJ) was formed last year with a simple idea — that those who have been most impacted by our state’s mass incarceration system are in the best position to transform the criminal justice system. TAJ seeks to build power to end criminalization of our communities and demolish the legacy of racism in our state’s prison system. Already, TAJ has held successful trainings in Houston where an action group meets regularly. You can help us build the next chapter in Austin.
If you can donate $1,000, $100, or even $10, it will go a long way toward providing transportation, stipends, interpretation, and food for the 8-week training. If you know anyone that may be interested in being a participant, please contact Grassroots Leadership or apply here.