As we finish up 2015, we thought we’d reflect on the year at Grassroots Leadership. We’ve had a terrific year of work and it couldn’t have been possible without the hard work and support of our staff, board, volunteers, allies, and donors. Please consider making a donation to help our work continue in 2016. Thank you, we couldn’t do it without you! Read more about The year in review: 15 highlights of 2015 at Grassroots Leadership!
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TAKE ACTION: The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is trying again to license family detention centers as “childcare” facilities after a judge blocked the state from licensing the family detention lockups under a so-called "emergency" rule. Read more about Want to stop Texas from licensing family detention camps as childcare facilities?
Last month, the Tampa Bay Times and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune shed light on horrific conditions in Florida’s state-funded mental health facilities in a recent joint investigation - with an offensive headline - Ins Read more about Florida's Treatment Industrial Complex a Disaster
When I asked Diana Claitor, Executive Director of the Texas Jail Project, which jail in Texas offers an example of what’s working, she replied without hesitation: Brazos County. Read more about Criminal Justice and Mental Health Coalition Visits Brazos County Detention Center
As a hunger strike inside the Hutto immigrant detention center in Taylor, Texas spreads throughout the facility, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are ramping up retaliation and abuse against women participating in the protest. Read more about This is what you can do: Demand release of women targeted for retaliation in #Hutto27 hunger strike
On day 6 of the hunger strike at the Hutto Detention Center, sources inside report that the hunger strike has grown dramatically within the detention center, including at least one section where all women are participating. Read more about #Hutto27 hunger strike spreads, two women moved, one punished with solitary confinement