KXAN – Jan 14, 2020

Austin Justice Coalition speaks out ‘retaliation’ for those who come forward during investigation into racism at APD By Russell Falcon AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Tuesday night, the Austin Justice Coalition, along with guests, discussed “a legacy of racism in Austin” as they urged the Austin Police Department to be willing to have “uncomfortable” conversations around…

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KVUE ABC – December 15, 2019

Austin Justice Coalition calling to continue equity conversation after AISD school closure vote By Mike Marut (KVUE) AUSTIN, Texas — Nearly a dozen people discussed the Austin ISD school changes vote with Austin Justice Coalition Sunday evening and how to continue making changes to achieve equity in the district’s classrooms. The vote by AISD Board of…

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KUT – DEC 10, 2019

Activist Urges Austin To Look At Land Development Code Through Lens Of Equity By JENNIFER STAYTON | KUT The grassroots Austin Justice Coalition focuses primarily on criminal justice and related issues, but the impact of development and displacement on communities of color compelled the organization to get involved in the city’s rewrite of its land development…

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KVUE ABC – November 17, 2019

Austin Justice Coalition, Huston-Tillotson University partner to survey neighborhoods vulnerable to gentrification By Mike Marut (KVUE) AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Justice Coalition and Huston-Tillotson University launched a joint pilot project to survey residents in Austin neighborhoods that have been identified as vulnerable to displacement and gentrification. AJC and Huston-Tillotson University are using findings released by the University of Texas…

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Statesman – October 19, 2019

Austin’s justice activists defy headwinds of criticism to force policy changes By Ryan Autullo The people responsible for Austin’s progressive shift in criminal justice reform include a 31-year-old man who was on probation for most of his adult life for a robbery he says he didn’t commit, an ex-software whiz who left a good job to craft policy proposals…

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New York Times Op-Ed — Apr 8, 2019

To Reform the Police, Target Their Union Contract By Chas Moore and Sukyi McMahon For 18 months, our group, the Austin Justice Coalition, led a major grass-roots organizing campaign. We demanded a seat at the bargaining table with the City Council and the police union and pressed for reforms with teeth. Read full report: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/08/opinion/austin-police-union-contract.html…

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