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TEXAS: May 5 – Texas Vigils Against HB 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 5, 2011 TEXANS GATHER FOR VIGILS OPPOSING HB 12 RITA members stand together to say that Texas can do better than Arizona (AUSTIN, Texas) — RITA members across the state will be gathering on May 5 to demonstrate our disappointment, frustration and rejection of the passage of HB 12 in the […]

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Coming Soon To Texas: Arizona Copycat Law

TEXAS CAN DO BETTER THAN ARIZONA  May 3, 2011      CLICK AQUI PARA LA ALERTA EN ESPANOL After passing SB 1070, Arizona suffered the consequences of a bad law and bad ideas. The state became synonymous with xenophobia. Boycotts cost Arizona over $141 million and counting. The law has consistently lost legal challenges based […]

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TAKE ACTION ON SB 9 – SECURE COMMUNITIES

Dear Iris, Senate Bill 9 will probably come up for a vote THIS WEDNESDAY in the Senate Transportation & Homeland Security Committee. This bill is of great concern because it endorses the immigration enforcement program S-Comm, which requires local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration laws. It also creates further barriers to obtaining a Texas […]

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TAKE ACTION: UFW – Should manslaughter equal community service?

DA plea deal reduces manslaughter to community service Just a few days left to fight this travesty Time is running out and we need you to take action. March 9th is the hearing for the sentencing of the two people responsible for the heat death of 17-year old Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez. Maria died of […]

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TAKE ACTION: Pledge to Drop the I-Word: I don’t call people “illegals”. I ask media to do the same

Pledge to Drop the I-Word: I don’t call people “illegals”. I ask media to do the same colorlines.com You wouldn’t call someone a w*tback, or the n-word. Saying “illegals” is just as bad. People are not illegal. Take the pledge at droptheiword.com.

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TAKE ACTION: Things YOU can do to stop Arizona-style immigration laws in Texas

There are things you can do to stop Arizona-style immigration laws in Texas and keep the Texas DREAM Act! 1.  Call your Texas State legislator and tell them you want them to “vote NO on any anti-immigrant bill and to KEEP the Texas DREAM Act” English: 866-877-5552 Español: 866-877-5944 (Leave a voicemail if they don’t […]

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TAKE ACTION: URGENT: Help Save Texas Schools

  Please Respond/ Forward Statewide March & Rally to Save Texas Schools on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Texas Capitol building in Austin, Texas. You can learn about the rally at http://savetxschools.org, and sign a pledge to Save Texas Schools at http://savetxschools.org/join-us. Together we can make a difference! http://savetxschools.org/ Save TX Schools flyers eng: […]

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TAKE ACTION: Call State Legislature to Support Immigrant Integration and Community Security

Immigration Alert: Yesterday folks from across the state marched in Austin <http://reformimmigrationfortexas.org/1/&gt; to defeat anti-immigrant bills in TX. Join us by calling TX State legislators now: 866-930-7894. After listening to a recording, you will be connected to a state legislator’s office. This is an example of what you can say once you’re connected: "Hi, I’m […]

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SAN ANTO: Help SWU’s Roots of Change Cooperative WIN a grant for expansion into an urban farm

Help SWU’s Roots of Change Cooperative WIN a grant for expansion into an urban farm. We are in the running for a grant from Brighter Planet — but the project needs the most votes to win.  Voting is open June 1-15th. Please go to http://projectfund.brighterplanet.com/projects/roots_of_change_cooperativa and choose VOTE FOR PROJECT.  create an account (if you don’t […]

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TAKE ACTION: Tell the EPA that kids & pesticides don’t mix

Petition to the EPA: Kids & Pesticides Don’t Mix When it comes to pesticides, children are among the most vulnerable. Pound for pound–they drink 2.5 times more water, eat 3-4 times more food, and breathe twice as much air. They also face exposure in the womb and via breast milk. This is true for every […]

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