This toolkit reflects the actions that you can take in your community to bring us closer to our vision of Texas that invests in communities, not in policing and incarceration. The resources came together after a participatory process that involved input from Texas members and community and policy partners. Together we worked through barriers and opportunities, legal authority and strategy to do this work. This toolkit will continue to be updated throughout the year as these conversations continue.
Local Progress Texas members have had to fight state preemption in order to pass progressive policies that their communities want and need and that address systematic inequalities in our state. Every legislative session, we have to prepare to protect our hard-fought local legislation and advocate for larger reform that enables more local control. As we prepare for the 2021 legislative session, we are ready to organize ourselves to advocate at the state level. Sign up here!
As we continue to reimagine local structures and institutions and move innovative policy, we want to lift up the work you are doing! Fill the form below to share your work with us – nothing is too big or small. Submit your work here!