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March 21, 2017

The problem of Texas jail suicides, and five steps to stop them

By Alex Stamm Over 100 people die every year in Texas county jails. One in five of those people die by suicide. From 2005 to 2015, 300 people took their own lives in Texas jails. Every jail suicide is a tragedy. Sandra Bland’s death made national headlines,...

March 15, 2017

RELEASE: Introducing the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project

Austin, TX — 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....

March 14, 2017

ADVISORY: Introducting the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project

En español abajo 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...

February 23, 2017

Why I #AmplifyCivilRights: Sarah

As Amplify Austin approaches, we are spotlighting some of our donors and asking them why they #AmplifyCivilRights! You can schedule your gift for Amplify TODAY at bit.ly/AmplifyTCRP. My name is Sarah. I was born in and grew up in Travis Heights. Growing up I did not...

February 8, 2017

There are 4.4 million Texas votes missing

Under Section 5 of the NVRA, eligible voters have a right to register to vote every time they update or renew their driver’s license with DPS. However, the state disregards these requests and fails to comply with federal law. Right now, we estimate that tens...