Texas Court Denies State’s Attempt to Stop Harris County From Sending Mail Ballot Applications to All Voters

Ruling is a victory for voters September 11, 2020- In denying a temporary injunction in State of Texas v. Chris Hollins, a district judge has ruled that the State of Texas may not prevent the Harris County Clerk from sending election materials and resources, including ballot-by-mail applications, to the county’s registered voters. The court specifically rejected Texas’s arguments that the planned mailing

Texas NAACP, ADL Southwest Seek to Join Ballot Application Lawsuit

The Texas attorney general filed suit to stop Harris County from mailing ballot applications to all of its eligible voters.  Groups join in defense of voters against this voter suppression. The Texas State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (the NAACP) and the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) Southwest Region filed a petition in intervention in State of Texas v. Chris

ADL Mourns the Passing of James Byrd, Jr.’s Father

ADL’s Southwest Region mourns the passing of James Byrd, Sr., father of James Byrd, Jr., an African American man who was dragged to death behind a truck in 1998 in one of the most heinous hate crimes in Texas. Led by Byrd, Jr.’s parents, Stella and James Byrd, Sr., the family’s appeals for reason and calm and their deliberate quest

ADL Mourns the Passing of a Much Loved Leader

ADL’s Southwest Region mourns the passing of Congregation Beth Israel Rabbi Samuel Karff, a treasured member of ADL’s Coalition for Mutual Respect. Rabbi Karff passed away on August 15.  He also was known, along with Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza and Reverend William Lawson as one of Houston’s “Three Amigos,” who together and individually dedicated their lives to promoting social justice, love