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8% is the rate by which violent crime is lower in U.S. metro areas where unauthorized immigrants are most prevalent. Property crime is also lower in immigrant-heavy regions, by 10 percent.

 

Texans Together Stands United with Workers

Texans Together joined 25 other community, religious and labor organizations to form "Labor and Communities United" at a press conference today on the steps of Houston's City Hall.  It was a beautiful day to get this important message out!

 

GOTV is Year Round!

April 1st, we were at the CWA (Communications Workers of America) Hall  last night in collaboration with the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).  TTEF's Shekira Denise spoke there and help co-facilitate the Deputy Voter Registrar training for over 60 attendees.

Turn Up the Vote, Turned Out the Vote for GOTV 2014

Texans Together’s non-partisan, grassroots voter network in 2014 was again a huge success. As in 2012, our organizers and grassroots leaders went door-to-door in low-propensity voting areas where Texans Together is engaging communities and developing grassroots leaders.

Alief Fest is Coming!

On Saturday, March 14th, Texans Together attended a planning meeting for the first Alief Festival to bring family fun with civic engagement to the Alief Multi Purpose Center.  The meeting was an action that was initiated by a member of our Alief Empower Houston Leaders (EHL) class. It was a oustanding first get together with Texans Together, the Alief Center, Community Alive, and Alief Super Neighbor Council.  There was a great exchange of ideas and  it's going to be an exciting event.

 

Hearing About Pre-K

 
On Tuesday, March 10th, a hearing was held in the Texas House Public Education Committee.  Texans Care for Children's Andrea Brauer was there and posted this blog regarding the hearing.  She focuses on the major contender 
 

Report confirms: Removal of Waste in Pits Best

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Jacquelyn Young of the San Jacinto River Coalition and Dr. Kathleen Garland, a Geologist and Environmental Management Expert, held a press conference at 11:00 a.m. at the Houston Public Library’s Concourse meeting room located at 500 McKinney St, Houston, TX. Dr. Garland presented her findings from her newly released report The San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site: An Assessment of Remedial Options for Sites with Dioxin-contaminated Sediments with Implications for Remedy Selection at the San Jacinto Site.

 

Big Day for Pre-K

Tomorrow will be a big day in Austin for Pre-K!  The Texas House Public Education Committee will be hearing about 6 education bills.  From Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, here's the run down and what you can do to make your voice heard: 

Six Bills!! Can you believe it? It's been a long time since this much focus has been on Early Childhood in Texas so let's make sure not to let this moment pass us by without our voices being heard. 
 

Texans Together at Youth Meeting with Rep Al Green

We were at a great event on Saturday. State Representative Al Green’s Office hosted the Young Adult Positive Proactive Partnership Meeting at the Fountain Life Center.  There were great speakers with a listening session with youth, law enforcement entities and elected leadership.

 

Great Plans on the Horizon for Alief

 

 
Francisco Garcia, Charhonda Cox, Coucilman Richard Nguyen, Greg Ruffner, and Alvin Byrd
 
   

Texans Together Executive Director Charhonda Cox and Program Director Francisco Garcia, had a great meeting last Thursday with Glen Ruffner of the Falls of Bellaire Apartments, Councilman Richard Nguyen, and his Chief of Staff Alvin Byrd.  The meeting was high energy with a lot of exciting things on the horizon in Alief!

Harris County's Appeal of Waste Pits Decision

Harris County is moving again to make International Paper, Inc responsible for the damage that has been done to the river and the community.  We''re thrilled that they're moving forward to see the community gets the environmental justice that they need!

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