Grassroots Leadership

At Grassroots Leadership, we believe no one should profit from the imprisonment of human beings. We live in the most incarcerated society in the history of the world. Every day we confront a prison industry that preys on pain because our addiction to locking people up dehumanizes all of us.

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Newswire article
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
ICE’s Holiday Raids on Families and Children Compound the Shame of Family Detention
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids targeting families and children that were announced just days before Christmas began this past weekend, according to the news reports and immigration advocates. Grassroots Leadership joins the large number of civil, human and immigrant rights...
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Newswire article
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Grassroots Leadership Applauds “Justice is Not For Sale” Act to End For-profit Prisons
Grassroots Leadership today applauded the introduction of the Justice is Not for Sale Act, introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.). The bill bars the federal government and state and local jurisdictions...
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Newswire article
Monday, August 17, 2015
Rally Planned to Stop Deportation of LGBTQ Activist
On Tuesday, Sulma Franco, who has been taking sanctuary from deportation in the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin since June 11, will travel to San Antonio to submit her application for a stay of deportation in person. She will be accompanied by members of her community who support her...
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Newswire article
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Texas Advocates Throw Cold Water on ICE’s Promises to 'Fix Family Detention'
Texas immigration advocates and attorneys today derided an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s announcement that it will “enhance oversight” at the notorious detention camps in Texas and Pennsylvania for asylum-seeking families. Since last summer, momentum has been building to end the...
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