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Oficina Legal Del Pueblo Unido Inc

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Causes: Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, Crime & Law, Public Interest Law

Mission: The Texas Civil Rights has made substantial systemic gains in making life fairer and more just for all Texans, especially the poor and powerless. TCRP utilizes a unique combination of grassroots community organizing hand-in-hand with litigation to achieve institutional change. Some of TCRP's organizational accomplishments include:- Organizing six systematic regional community campaigns to dramatically improved the access of people with physical disabilities to Texas courthouses statewide, local businesses, and places of worship.- Reducing the alarming rise in suicides by young men incarcerated in rural county jails by establishing suicide policies in jails and training for jail officers on identifying and handling potential suicide victims.- Systematically eliminating the unconscionable de jure statutory exclusion of Mexican American farm laborers from protective laws (worker's compensation, unemployment benefits, and the right to know about dangerous pesticides in the workplace) through novel litigation under the Texas Equal Rights Amendment and intensive community organizing efforts in farm worker areas of the state.

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