Press Releases

13 Sep RELEASE: Civil rights groups demand that Texas officials ensure compliance with high school voter registration law

For Immediate Release Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Contact: Melissa Martinez Phone: 210.867.3506 Email: melissa@texascivilrightsproject.org Contact: Derrick Robinson Phone: 202.662.8335 Email: drobinson@lawyerscommittee.org RELEASE: Civil rights groups demand that Texas officials ensure compliance with high school voter registration law Groups release new report on lack of compliance with law Click here to read the report Austin, TX —...

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11 Sep RELEASE: Rep. Lloyd Doggett joins civil rights community to demand answers regarding treatment of prisoners after Hurricane Harvey

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Texas Rep. Lloyd Doggett has filed a formal inquiry to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, seeking answers regarding the federal agency’s response to Hurricane Harvey. Specifically, the decision not to evacuate Beaumont-area prisons left prisoners in conditions that included inadequate and unsanitary sewage...

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11 Sep RELEASE: Coalition calls on Texas officials to enforce High School Voter Registration Law

For Immediate Release Monday, September 11, 2017 Contact: Melissa Martinez Phone: 210.867.3506 Email: melissa@texascivilrightsproject.org RELEASE: Coalition calls on Texas officials to enforce High School Voter Registration Law Groups present 5 point plan to ensure high school students can participate in our democracy Full letter: Including citations and signers Austin, TX —  Today, a...

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31 Aug STATEMENT: TCRP applauds federal court decision to grant preliminary injunction against the anti-immigrant, SB4

San Antonio, TX — Late Wednesday night, Judge Orlando Garcia granted a request for preliminary injunction against the anti-immigrant law, SB4. The court blocked all major portions of the law including: mandatory cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers in local jails, restricting the free...

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