TAKE ACTION: Stop Texas from licensing prisons as childcare centers

No childcare licenses for family detention camps.

dfps2The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is considering granting childcare licenses to “family detention” centers where women and children escaping death and seeking asylum are imprisoned and treated as criminals.

There are seven ways you can take action:

IN PERSON:  Join us on December 9, 2015 in Austin, Texas for a public hearing to share your disapproval with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services granting childcare licenses to family detention camps.

ONLINE:  Send a comment to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services by clicking this link:  https://grassrootsleadership.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/petition/sign?sid=25&reset=1

U.S. MAIL:  Letter must arrive no later than 5 pm CST, December 14, to Texas Register Liaison, Legal Services-537, Department of Family and Protective Services E-611, P.O. Box 149030, Austin, Texas 78714-9030,

WRITE AN INDIVIDUAL E-MAIL:  Must arrive no later that 5 pm CST, Monday, December 14, to Audrey.Carmical@dfps.state.tx.us

INDIVIDUALLY HAND-DELIVER your letter, no later than 5 pm CST, (let’s say 4 pm to be on the safe side), Monday, December 14, to DFPS at the Winters Building, 702 West 49th Street (SE corner of Lamar & 51st)

SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO BE GRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP acaceres@grassrootsleadership.org to be hand-delivered collectively and publicly as soon as possible but no later than wednesday, december 9 at noon, cst

SHOW YOUR OPPOSITION BY TESTIFYING at the public hearing on Wednesday, December 9, between 10 AM and 2 PM, at the Winters Building, 702 West 49th Street, (SE corner of Lamar & 51st Streets), Austin, Texas, in the public hearing room, ROOM 125-E

COME TO THE PUBLIC HEARING EVEN IF YOU DON’T WANT TO TESTIFY.  Wednesday, December 9, between 10 AM AND 2 PM, at the Winters Building, 702 West 49th Street, (SE corner of Lamar & 51st Streets), Austin, Texas, in the public hearing room, ROOM 125-E,

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Original post from Grassroots Leadership

TAKE ACTION: The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is trying again to license family detention centers as “childcare” facilities after a judge blocked the state from licensing the family detention lockups under a so-called “emergency” rule. Giving family detention centers childcare licenses is an obvious attempt to get around another judge’s order to release women and children from family detention.

Now, the state is trying again, by seeking to adopt something called Proposed Rule 40 , that would make many exceptions for family detention to allow the label “childcare” to be applied to them. The truth is that the only childcare emergency at Karnes and Dilley is that children and their mothers are imprisoned in the first place.

Can you sign on now to send a comment to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services?


 

 

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