14 Mar ADVISORY: Introducting the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project


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For Immediate Publication
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Contact: Melissa Martinez, Communications Coordinator
Phone: 512.474.5073 ext. 110
Email: melissa@texascivilrightsproject.org

*** PRESS ADVISORY ***

Press conference introducing the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project

The Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project advocates for, educates, and provides free legal services to empower immigrant victims of abuse in our rural Texas communities.

Who:
  • Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project
When: Wednesday, March 15  – 2:00 p.m.
Where:

Texas Civil Rights Project Office

1405 Montopolis Drive, Austin, TX 78741

What: Press conference to announce the launch of the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project. For 13 years, the Immigrant Victims Services Program in the Austin office of the Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) has worked in rural Central and East Texas to help end the cycle of domestic violence in immigrant families and strengthen our communities. With every year the need for our services has grown. On September 1, 2017, the program will be graduating from TCRP to become Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project (LSVAP).
Why: The executive directors of TCRP and LSVAP, plus LSVAP board members, will announce the launch of LSVAP and describe how the new organization will empower communities where other resources are scarce or non-existent.


Spokespeople available:

  • Glenaan O’Neil, Executive Director for the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project
  • Mimi Marziani, Executive Director for the Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Laura Gomez-Horton, Board of Directors for the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project
  • Kelsey Hitchingham, Board of Directors for the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project

 

Para publicación inmediata
Martes 14 de marzo de 2017

Contactar: Melissa Martinez, Coordinadora de Comunicaciones
Número: 512.474.5073 ext. 110
Correo Electronico: melissa@texascivilrightsproject.org

*** AVISO DE PRENSA ***

Conferencia de Prensa presentando el Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project

Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project defiende, educa y provee servicios legales gratis para empoderar a las víctimas inmigrantes de abuso en nuestras comunidades rurales de Texas.

Quien:
  • Texas Civil Rights Project,
  • Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project
Cuando: Miércoles, 15 de marzo – 2:00 p.m.
Donde:

Oficina del Texas Civil Rights Project

1405 Montopolis Drive, Austin, TX 78741

Que: Conferencia de prensa para anunciar el lanzamiento de Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project.Para la última 13 años, el Programa de Servicios Para Víctimas Inmigrantes ha trabajado en los áreas rurales del Centro y Este de Texas para terminar el ciclo de violencia doméstica en familias de inmigrantes y para fortalecer nuestras comunidades. Con cada año la necesidad para nuestros servicios ha crecido. En el 1 de Septiembre de 2017, el programa va a graduarse del TCRP para convertirse en Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project (LSVAP).
Why: Los directoras ejecutivas de TCRP y LSVAP y miembros de la junta directiva de LSVAP van a anunciar el lanzamiento de LSVAP y las maneras en que LSVAP va a empoderar las comunidades donde asistencia y recursos son escasos o no existen.


Portavoces Disponibles:

  • Glenaan O’Neil, Directora Ejecutiva para Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project
  • Mimi Marziani, Directora Ejecutiva para Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Laura Gomez-Horton, del Junta Directiva para  Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project
  • Kelsey Hitchingham, del Junta Directiva para Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project

The Texas Civil Rights Project uses legal advocacy to empower Texas communities and create policy change. In its twenty-five year history, TCRP has brought thousands of strategic lawsuits, defending voting rights, fighting institutional discrimination, and reforming systems of criminal justice. Today — with dozens of high-caliber attorneys and professionals in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley, and an extensive network of pro bono counsel and community allies — TCRP is among the most influential civil rights organizations in the Lone Star State.