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Grassroots Leadership Responds to Abuse Accusations
Activist claims Grassroots staffer verbally abused her and others
"...abuse she says she received from Alejandro Caceres of Grassroots Leadership – enough to land her in the hospital..."

Dec. 5, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Grassroots Leadership Sues to See Contract Between ICE and CoreCivic
The organization hopes to shine light on ICE and the T. Don Hutto facility
"...Grassroots Leadership wants to know what's in the contract between..."

Sept. 20, 2019 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

AIRC Changes Leadership
"...starting as a volunteer before ascending to the top leadership position. Something of a fixture at various immigration-related events,..."

July 10, 2015 News Feature

Activists Call for Firing of APD Leadership in Wake of Officer Involved Shooting
Racism probe, weekend shooting heighten reform demands
"...A coalition of grassroots groups has called on city leaders to fire Austin..."

April 27, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Commissioner Pct. 4: Leadership in a Left-Out Area
Can Susanna Woody dethrone Margaret Gómez?
", challenger Susanna Woody is hoping to harness the grassroots energy of this post-2016 election year...."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Opinion: The War on Drugs Got It Wrong
“No one is disposable,” writes David Johnson of Grassroots Leadership
"...Earlier this month, Grassroots Leadership, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, Texas Harm Reduction Alliance,..."

Feb. 14, 2020 Column by David Johnson

Bob Libal Launches Bid for Commissioners Court
Former Grassroots Leadership executive director challenges Brigid Shea in 2022 Dem primary
"...Bob Libal, former executive director of Grassroots Leadership, announced his run for Travis County Commissioners Court..."

Oct. 1, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Commissioners to Discuss Racial Disparities in County Jail
Thursday work session on heels on Grassroots Leadership's report
" response to a report issued July 13 by Grassroots Leadership. The local activist organization used the county's 2015..."

July 21, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Best Immigration Advocates
Grassroots Leadership
" stymied by the anti-immigrant portion of the right, Grassroots Leadership has made sure that the people caught in..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Best of Austin Feature

Breaking: Hutto Detainees Begin Hunger Strike
Immigrant women organize strike; demand liberation
"...Grassroots Leadership announced today that a group of 27 women..."

Oct. 28, 2015 News Post by Amy Kamp

There’s Never Been a City Council Candidate Like Lewis Conway Jr.
Grassroots organizer, convicted felon eyes Ora Houston's seat
"...pride for Conway, now a criminal justice coordinator for Grassroots Leadership. They're what the native Austinite is planning to..."

Dec. 8, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

ICE Retaliates Against Hutto Detainee?
Laura Monterrosa says she was sent to solitary confinement
"...act of retaliation by ICE, according to advocacy group Grassroots Leadership, who say Monterrosa was told she would not..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

Fighting Family Detention
On June 1, a judge will consider whether to allow detention centers to be licensed as child-care facilities
"...held while they await immigration proceedings. Austin-based civil-rights organization Grassroots Leadership has been fighting back since then, calling on..."

May 27, 2016 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

Narrowly Evading Deportation Over July Fourth Weekend
Others won't be as fortunate as Martin Guerrero Alvarado under SB 4
"...later, and went off to her internship at the Grassroots Leadership office in East Austin, 45 minutes outside her..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

Undocumented, Unafraid
Balancing fear and power in the wake of ICE arrests
"...for three years. They fled Honduras due to unstable leadership, violence (Honduras claims one of the world's highest murder..."

March 10, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Choosing Detention Over Death
Refugees come to the U.S. seeking protection, find detention instead
"...Grassroots Leadership reported this summer that 250 children detained at..."

Dec. 25, 2015 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

Women’s Jail Closer to Funding
Justice advocates worry efforts to decrease incarceration will decelerate
"...with the Austin City Council and groups such as Grassroots Leadership, have embraced programs and policies aimed at reducing..."

May 10, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

A New Jail for Travis County?
County moves forward with new women's building despite vote to delay and community outcry
"...These statistics are why TCJC, Grassroots Leadership, Texas Appleseed, the Texas Fair Defense Project, and..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Commissioners Court Puts Women’s Jail on Ice
Vote delays moving forward with design for at least a year
"...Fund, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, Texas Fair Defense Project, Grassroots Leadership, and other activist organizations...."

June 18, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Activists Call for Heads at APD
Racism probe, weekend shooting heighten reform demands
"...A coalition of grassroots groups has called on city leaders to fire Austin..."

May 1, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Walk-In Walk-Out
County commissioners change course on substance abuse treatment funding
"...the bill" speak directly to the court. Local nonprofit Grassroots Leadership asked commissioners to send $450,000 to supplement a..."

Nov. 9, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Women's Jail Vote Postponed Amid Community Pushback
Justice advocates, formerly incarcerated women outraged by proposed expansion
"...coalition of formerly incarcerated women and advocacy groups, including Grassroots Leadership, Texas Fair Defense Project, and Walking by Faith..."

June 11, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

More Trouble at T. Don Hutto
Detainee alleges sexual abuse by guard
"...When members of Grassroots Leader­ship met with undocumented detainee Laura Monterrosa on one..."

Nov. 17, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Council Recap: No Deal on License Plate Readers
Decisions on surveillance program, Statesman PUD, and parkland dedication fees all postponed
"...that is concerning for advocates, as Alicia Torres with Grassroots Leadership explained. When Grassroots learned that ARIC was sharing..."

Sept. 9, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

In Search of Greater Justice With a Travis County Public Defender’s Office
Taking steps toward a much improved, more equitable local criminal justice system
"...were sometimes heated, particularly between the activists (several from Grassroots Leadership) and the criminal defense attorneys, at least some..."

May 24, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Support Remains for a Travis County Public Defenders' Office
Local judges, community leaders on what needs to happen to create a new office
"...defense work group), Judge Elisabeth Earle, Darwin Hamilton of Grassroots Leadership, and Roger Jefferies, the justice and public safety..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Austin Struggles to Adjust as SB 4 Takes Its Toll on Immigrants
"We are not safer as a community when victims are running away from us rather than coming to us."
" the growing pattern of retaliation. Immigration advocacy group Grassroots Leadership points to the examples of Samuel Oliver-Bruno, a..."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Moms Describe Anguish in Letters From Inside the Hutto Detention Facility
Reuniting isn’t easy
" separation policy. In letters compiled by advocacy group Grassroots Leadership and translated from Spanish, several women say officials..."

July 13, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Protesters Stage Sit-in at Governor's Office to Oppose Sanctuary Cities Bill
Activists won't move until Abbott vetoes "racist" bill
"...Monday morning, during a brief press conference organized by Grassroots Leadership at the south gates of the Capitol, Rigby..."

May 1, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Child Care Center or Baby Jail?
State allows family detention centers to skirt the rules and become child care centers
"...of the regulatory requirements for licensed child care services. Grassroots Leadership filed a lawsuit against DFPS, challenging its institution..."

March 18, 2016 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

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