[Chronicle]Travis County Sheriff Hamilton Seeks Retirement

Sheriff Hamilton will not seek reelection but our campaign was never against him but against s-comm, a program that helped deport our immigrant community members. Whichever candidate seeks to be elected should expect the same demands. We want this program and any program like it out of our county.

El alguacil Hamilton no va a buscar reelección pero nuestra campaña nunca fue contra el pero contra el programa S-comm que ayuda a deportar a nuestra comunidad inmigrante. Cualquier candidato que va a buscar ser elegido por la comunidad tiene que esperar lo mismo. Queremos esta programa y cualquier otro program igual que este fuera de nuestro condado.

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/crime-law/two-central-texas-sheriffs-retiring/nmGDc/

[Chronicle] Casar Calls Out Landlords: Supports D4 renters’ suit alleging breach of contract

By Amy Kamp

Amazing local work being done against gentrification by communities who refuse to live in fear of displacement.

“Sanchez said that he had not wanted to get involved, but he could not ignore the landlords’ actions. Despite that initial reluctance, on Sunday, he was busily helping to gather documentation for the upcoming lawsuit, and he gave a rousing speech in Spanish on Monday. Standing in front of a crowd of ARNL members, he recounted evidence of his new landlords’ unscrupulousness before crowing, “¡Sí, se puede!” As the crowd applauded, a chihuahua let out a single, jubilant bark, much to everyone’s amusement.”

Read More: http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/news/2015-05-05/casar-calls-out-landlords/

[Texas Organizing Project] Dallas Immigration March/Marcha de Inmigración de Dallas (May 1/1 de Mayo)

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Rise up for the fight!

Join the fight for justice for immigrant families!

Starting place: Dallas City Hall (1500 Marilla St, Dallas, TX 75201)

Time: 5 p.m.

Contact: Danny Cendejas of Texas Organizing Project, 214-810-4636, dcendejas@organizetexas.org

Organized by: Texas Organizing Project, Proyecto Inmigrante, North Texas Dream Team, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, Arlington Unity Project, North Texas Jobs With Justice, Dallas AFL-CIO, SEIU, PICO, Workers United, Ironworkers, Coalition of Mexican Organizations, Alliance AFT, and more.

 

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¡Levantate para la lucha!

¡Familias inmigrantes luchando por la justicia!

Donde: La Alcaldía de Dallas (1500 Marilla St, Dallas, TX 75201)

Hora: 5 p.m.

Contacto: Danny Cendejas del Texas Organizing Project, 214-810-4636, dcendejas@organizetexas.org

Organizado por: Texas Organizing Project, Proyecto Inmigrante, North Texas Dream Team, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, Arlington Proyecto Unido, North Texas Jobs With Justice, Dallas AFL-CIO, SEIU, PICO, Workers United, Ironworkers, Coalición de Organizaciones Mexicanas, Alliance AFT, y más.

Meeting With Hilary Klein, Author of “Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s History”

A member of the coalition presenting with Hilary Klein, author of “Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s History” at MonkyWrench Bookstore. It was a lovely bilingual panel of women activists who have participated in organizing in Austin, Chiapas and Florida.

Miembro de la Coalicion presentando con Hilary Klein, la autora de “Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s History” en MonkeyWrench Books. Era un panel de mujeres activistas que han participado en organizar en las comunidades en Austin, Chiapas y Florida.

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[MySA] Moms in immigration detention start hunger strike

About 25 women held at the Karnes Family Detention Camp have started a Holy Week hunger strike, seeking the release of themselves and their children, according to Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, a community organization that provides free legal services to undeserved immigrants and refugees.

Click here to read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Moms-in-immigration-detention-start-hunger-strike-6170467.php