The brand new Austin Police Accountability Coalition (APAC) is encouraging members of the public to attend city meetings to discuss the future Austin Police Monitor. Next meetings are Wednesday, June 9, 2010 from 3-5pm and 6-8pm at the Carver Library on Rosewood Avenue.
The next APAC meeting is Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 6-8pm at 5604 Manor Road. The public is invited.
APAC plans to issue their first statement over the weekend.
Catch up on the latest activity with these videos:
Why should folks in Texas be concerned about the new immigration law in Arizona? Because as we speak there are forces right here in the Lone Star state trying to bring the Arizona Apartheid-like law to Texas.. In a recent edition of the Peter Morrison Report a letter petitioning Rick Perry Lt Gov Dehurts and Speaker Straus was sent asking them to follow Arizon's lead.
here's what was sent outhttp://www.morrisonreport.com/fax_test/index.php?faxID=87
We know darn well most of us don't want this law in place. Folks in Texas are gonna have to gear up and get ready to fight..
I would like to suggest that the articles in last week's Dallas Morning News regarding the resignation of State Rep. (D) Terri Hodge be distributed to your audience. I am personally fed up with the corruption WITHIN the Democratic Party -- many of the people in and around the electoral process see it as nothing more than a money-making opportunity for sale to the highest bidder.
We put together a podcast which includes the discussion in its entirety along with special guest commentary from Congressman James Clyburn D-SC who is the current whip of the US House of Representatives, and James Rucker who heads up Color of Change. Included on this show are; Harvey Kronberg of theQuorum Report, Ann del Llano of Southern Shift and Carmen Llanes of PODER. They discuss the importance of redistricting in the 2010 elections, especially as it pertains to Texas.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s latest population estimates show that Latinos comprise 39.3 percent of the population of Harris County. In spite of the fact that Latinos are now the largest population group in the county, they only constitute 15 percent of the County’s 1.9 million registered voters. Yet, the relevance of the Latino vote and its promise cannot be denied.
PolicyLink's Dwayne Marsh, a panelist at the recent conference hosted by HoustonTomorrow, discusses the importance of striving for equitable development as the Texas Triangle grows into a diverse "megaregion". Dwayne also shares specific ways people can get involved in planning for this future growth.
While attending the Congressional Black Caucus conference in Washington DC, Davey D caught up to Congressman James Clyburn who is the House Majority Whip. We talked to him about the 2010 Census and redistricting and how it will impact Texas and Southern states in general.
Barack Obama arose at a time when Black America was somewhere in between a Cult of Personality and a Cult Of Ideology, in an era where partisan attachment to the Democratic Party somehow became equated with grassroots activism and where independent institution building as a priority – a hallmark of the Black power movement had waned [in no small part due to the success of the Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)].
While attending the Congressional Black Caucus conference in Washington DC this past week, Davey D caught up to Congressman James Clyburn who is the House Majority Whip. He talked to him about the 2010 Census and redistricting and how it will impact Texas and Southern states in general.
Hank Gilbert is an East Texas rancher who has actively opposed Texas Governor Rick Perry's Trans-Texas Corridor project. He talks to us about why he is running and what he plans to do for Texas.