“We’ve learned to fly the air like birds, we’ve learned to swim the seas like fish, and yet we haven’t learned to walk the earth as brothers and sisters.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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To all of those affected from Hurricane Harvey and the aftermath, here are a list of local organizations that are looking for help and resources. Sometimes these local groups can do much more with much less money.
Galveston County Food Bank: http://www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org/
Corpus Christi Food Bank: http://www.foodbankcc.com/
Houston Food Bank: http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/donate/
Texas Diaper Bank: http://www.texasdiaperbank.org/
SPCA of Texas: https://www.spca.org/news_hurricane-harvey
Portlight is a local grassroots organization that provides disaster aid to the disabled specifically: http://www.portlight.org/home.html
The Coalition for the Homeless is an umbrella organization coordinating shelters and orgs across the city.
As organizations from the federal, state and local branches look to assess the damage and help out in any way they can with the residents in Houston and the surrounding areas impacted by the damage, I wanted to see how we were shaping up in our legislative agendas across the country to see if states were equipped to handle these types of emergencies if they were to pop up in their state. On the program today, Karyn Bruggeman, Press Secretary of State Innovation Exchange and co-author of SiX’s End of Session Report, will talk about the legislative trends of 2017. This report examines some of the best—and worst—state policies that emerged from this year’s legislative session. While not intended to be exhaustive, it provides a clear picture of important progressive victories, setbacks, and major trends across the country, as we take stock and look ahead to 2018 and beyond.