This is going to be an exciting week for Houston Justice Coalition!
On Monday, we have an interview with a national magazine to talk about our work registering eligible voters behind bars here in Houston, and our plans to take our #ProjectOrange initiave to other cities next year. Many don't know that most people behind bars are there because they can't afford bond, not because they've been convicted of a crime! This means they're still eligible to vote.
Tuesday, we're meeting with State Representative Garnett Coleman to learn more about his legislative priorities for the 2019 session, and to bring him and his staff up to date with the awesome work we're all doing on the ground here in Houston.
We also have a meeting with Salvation Army Tuesday to lay down plans for a monthly mentorship meeting with their young homeless clients. We spell Justice intentionally with a capital "J" because it's much bigger than Criminal Justice Reform, it's also addressing the issues impacting our homeless brothers and sisters as well. Later this month a small group of us will order food, listening ears, and thinking caps as we meet the amazing individuals at the Salvation Army who just happen to be homeless right now.
On Thursday our President, Durrel Douglas, will guest lecture at University of Texas on Cultural Sensitivity/Social Justice.
Friday, we're holding our on-boarding training for our new team of HJC Fellows and Organizers. Over the next several weeks, they'll be on the ground having face-to-face conversations with Houstonians listening to their issues, registering them to vote, and inviting them to join our movement. We spent all day Saturday interviewing potential team members and we've hired some amazing folks you'll learn about next week.
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