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Militarization of K-12 School Police
Newly Discovered 1033 Military Surplus Records Shows Military Equipment School Districts are Getting
Grenade launchers, M16 assault rifles, and other weapons intended for military combat are making their way onto K-12 campuses for use by school district police. Read our letter to the Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency, which more than 20 education and civil rights advocacy organizations from across the U.S. have signed onto, calling for a discontinuation of the program for K-12 school districts.
Groundbreaking in Galveston: Rebuilding Low-Income Housing
Working Toward Fair Housing Access
Hurricane Ike damaged all of the family public housing units in Galveston, and they were swiftly demolished. Texas Appleseed and our partner Texas Low Income Housing Information Service worked with local housing and civil rights advocates in Galveston and negotiated a rebuilding plan with the City and the Housing Authority. Read more here about how this groundbreaking became a reality.
CFPB Appoints Texas Appleseed Finance Expert to its Consumer Advisory Board
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau now has a new expert in Texas finance and lending practices with the appointment of Ann Baddour of Texas Appleseed to its Consumer Advisory Board. Baddour is one of seven new members from across the country invited to serve on this prestigious national board. Learn more about the appointment here.
Texas Appleseed and MALDEF File Federal Complaint Challenging League City Resolution that Bans Child Refugees
A complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development challenges a resolution passed by League City, Texas, that denies housing to child refugees in their city.
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Join Us at the Good Apple Dinner on Nov. 20
Each year, Texas Appleseed honors leaders in the legal profession for their contributions to the community at our Good Apple Dinner. Join us as we honor Chief Justice Jefferson and many others.