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POLICING WHILE BLACK – PODCAST REPLAY

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What’s Next From Our Community Champion? Economic Opportunities!

On Saturday, December 14, 2019 the Pure Justice Executive Director, Sasha Legette was recognized by the Texas Organizing Project as a Community Champion for her undeniable, relentless commitment to the communities of Harris County. She is hyper-focused on being solutions…

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Scorecard

On August 24, 2019 our members spent hours thinking through issues impacting them, their families, and their neighbors that were not reflected in many of the candidate platforms they reviewed. After tough conversations and continuous debate, our members identified eight…

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Pure Justice Mid-September Updates

Gun Violence Prevention Meeting  Before the 3rd Democratic Debate, leaders of local and national black and brown lead organizations met to discuss building a coalition to address violence in our communities and in the country as a whole. We discussed…

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Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire Update

The Mayor is one of the most powerful positions in local government. It is the job of the mayor to oversee various aspects of funding, programs, and initiatives that impact our everyday lives; therefore it is important to be sure…

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Black and Latinx Leaders of Texas Respond to Gun Violence in Texas

  Today our partners at Community Justice Action Fund penned the following letter signed by Black and Latinx Leaders across Texas to demand an end to Gun Violence in our communities following the deadly mass shooting in El Paso: We,…

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Harris County Moving Towards Free Phone Calls

  Free Jail Phone Calls Are Possible  Securus Technologies is one of approximately five large firms providing telephone, video, and emailing services to our jails and prisons across the country. As most of us know, it is extremely important for…

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Does the First Step Act Achieve Criminal Justice Reforms Sought by Many?

Over the past few months conversations have been surrounding the White House about the administration working on criminal justice reform. While pastors and rap artist Kanye West received swift backlash from criminal justice advocates and others for meeting with President…

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Beyond Free Speech?

The first amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees each of us the freedom of speech except in certain instances. Those instances would include speech that creates a clear and present danger, incites violence or disrupts the peace, or amounts…

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