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13th Annual Good Apple Dinner on Nov. 20
Join Us at the Good Apple Dinner Honoring Chief Justice Jefferson, Many Others Who've Helped Texas Communities
Join us for our annual gala, the Good Apple Dinner, on Nov. 20. Every year, we honor leaders in the legal profession for their contributions to the community. This year, we are honoring the following individuals and organizations:
- Former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson as our 2014 Good Apple
- George Brothers Kincaid & Horton, L.L.P. with our Pro Bono Leadership Award
- Vinson & Elkins LLP
- The Vernon Law Group, PLLC
- The State Bar of Texas
The dinner is dedicated to the legacy of J. Chrys Dougherty III. Sponsor the event online, or find out more about sponsorships here. We thank you in advance for helping support our mission of promoting social and economic justice for all Texans.
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.
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.
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