From Virginia Raymond:
Here’s a webinar hosted yesterday on family detention by the Texas office of the Children’s Defense Fund: https://youtu.be/iEOI9bUI4S0
In it, advocate colleagues and I share some of the reasons why we oppose licensing of family detention as child care.
A public hearing has been scheduled for this issue on WEDNESDAY, DEC 9 at 10am. in Austin at the Winters Building, SE corner of Lamar and 51st Street.
See link for details: http://bit.ly/1O4420g
OTHER KEY ACTIONS & WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
-Right Now! Sign the Grassroots Petition, here: http://tinyurl.com/jeehyw4
-Share the Petition link with your listserv, members, and friends, on social media, emails, or any other space.
-By Mon, Dec 14 (if possible, before Dec 8) submit public comments to DFPS at: firstname.lastname@example.org and COPY: Audry.email@example.com on all comments.
OR mail to: E-611, P.O. Box 149030, Austin, TX 78714-9030.
-By Fri, Dec 4 – MALDEF will circulate a template to all call participants that child/family advocates can use in preparing their own public comments.
-If you submit comments before Dec 8, please forward a copy to Alejandro at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can include your voice in public comments & petition delivery at the press event, Wednesday, Dec 9.
-Wednesday, Dec 9 PRESS EVENT – Join us for a Press Event at 9:30 AM, Wednesday, Dec 9 at the TX Dept of Family & Protective Services, 701 W. 51st St., Austin, TX 78751.