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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 oriented and driven by community needs which are core values to the organization she leads. Continue Reading…

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 questions centered around social justice and economic equity that they wanted to ask each candidate. Continue Reading…

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 hosting a justice summit in the near future. As plans solidify, additional information will be Continue Reading…

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, the undersigned Black and Latinx leaders of Texas organizations fighting for progressive change, represent millions Continue Reading…

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 inmates and their loved ones to be able to communicate with one another; however, such Continue Reading…

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 Donald Trump about criminal justice reform, a bill may be voted on by the Senate Continue Reading…

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 to libel or slander. The question is, whether or not Donald Trump’s rhetoric about a Continue Reading…

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