an incomplete list of other progressive groups in the Harris County
We encourage citizens to participate in organizations that promote their
Links to Green Issues
Texas Defender Service
One of the most fact filled reports on how injustice results in death
Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Dedicated people can make change; good links to nationwide movement
and other local groups, including but not limited to:
Victims Families for Reconciliation who have a strong Texas
contingent, some of whom have appeared on GreenWatch TV
(check TCADP for link to TX)
International fights the death penalty not only globally, but
and locally with Group
23 see Houston
Metropolitan Area for links to Rice and U St Thomas groups
etc. Finally, THIS
lists many high school and other cells.
Death Penalty Abolition Movement does great work; contact them
through the SHAPE
Center (ask for Gloria or Njeri). See also Texas
Region Advocacy Center GRACE law's Danalynn Recer appeared
on our TV show twice last year (2003) and volunteers are welcome. The
organization provides legal counsel to the indigent.
Policy Forum of Texas
Provides information and expert opinion about legal and illegal drugs
and the issues surrounding them.
National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws has a Houston Chapter:
is the national web site.
League of Women Voters
(Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Service)
with Juan Parras and a host of compadres
Lone Star Chapter
merger of GHASP and MfCA (Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention
and Mothers for Clean Air)
Clean Water Action
SEED Coalition: Texans
supporting clean air and clean energy (Austin-based)
Air? Who needs it. See SEED
and learn about deals that get done, but more importantly about action.
Fair Trade Coalition
for Gun Safety
and advocates for gun safety
Supports parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays.
Human Rights Foundation (THRF)
THRF is a decades-old civil rights organization fighting to end discrimination
against the GLBT and HIV/AIDS communities in Texas through the use of
impact litigation, public education, and legal assistance. Its website,
provides free legal forms, case information, and access to legal services
for those persons who fit within its mission.
Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and journalists
offering non-commercial coverage of social and political issues.
KPFT 90.1 FM: This
radio station airs more great radio programs than could possible be
listed here! Tune in, Call in, Drop in.
TV every other Wednesday, 9-10 pm, Public Access Cable Channel
Peace News: a monthly newsletter. Subscribe by calling
Lee Loe at (713) 524-2682. (Maybe this should be listed under the category
Peace and Justice Center
por la Paz
POR LA PAZ is a grass-roots organization committed to the fulfillment
of human, civil, and cultural rights for all citizens of the world.
Although based in the Latino community, in the spirit of inclusiveness
LPLP welcomes all persons who share democratic values and goals. Please
see their web site, read their mission statement, and stand in solidarity
with them! http://www.latinosporlapaz.org/
(Self-Help for African People through Education)
As one of the most visible and involved community centers in the Greater
Houston Community, as well as in the State of Texas, S.H.A.P.E. has
led the way toward Justice, Equal Opportunity, Human Rights and Institution
Building in the city, state, nation and world. Because of its deep commitment
to the community, and Family Strengthening & Empowerment, S.H.A.P.E.
has actively sought ways to oppose injustice and to better the community
for all people. http://www.shape.org
3815 Live Oak at Alabama
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