HPJC Press Releases

Message sent to Houston News Media and the NY Times – Police Killings

Message sent to Houston News Media and the New York Times:    The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has received a lot of national attention, and properly so.   But the six police killings in Houston in the last month have received very little attention locally or nationally. A videotape showed Nicholas Chavez on his knees …

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The Houston Peace and Justice Center Denounces Deadly Force

Official Press Release May 15, 2020 The Houston Peace and Justice Center denounces the deadly force used against 27 year old Nicholas Chavez by the Houston Police Department.  We call for an independent and thorough investigation and review into the shooting death of one of our fellow citizens.  A video showed that Chavez was on his knees …

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Houston Peace and Justice Center Condemns Racism and Violence in Charlottesville  

Houston Peace and Justice Center Condemns Racism and Violence in Charlottesville   The Houston Peace and Justice Center (HPJC) condemns in strongest possible words the racism and violence perpetuated by the white nationalists in Charlottesville.  We call on all political, civic and religious leaders to strongly condemn this racism and violence.   Our hearts go …

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RESOLUTION TO END RISING MILITARY TENSIONS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA

WHEREAS the U.S. Government has now sent Navy forces, including an aircraft carrier and a nuclear submarine, to the Korean Peninsula, making bellicose threats and greatly increasing tensions in that region; and

WHEREAS both the U.S. and North Korean governments are openly speaking of using nuclear weapons if open hostilities commence; and

Statement on acts of war by the Executive by Chair of Foreign & Military Policy

Statement on acts of war by the Executive by Chair of Foreign & Military Policy Military Foreign Policy working group of Houston Peace and Justice Center condemns the attack on Syria as an unauthorized act of war by the Executive. The Constitutional responsibility is with Congress, they need to debate and approve all authorizations of …

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Houston Peace and Justice Center Statement on Immigration Crisis

Houston Peace and Justice Center Statement on Immigration Crisis  For many years, the Houston Peace and Justice Center (HPJC) has been supportive of the immigrant community in Houston.  We have become friends with many immigrants, both documented and undocumented, and know them to be wonderful people who make important contributions to our community and state. We …

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Houston Peace and Justice Center Condemns Hate Crimes

Houston Peace and Justice Center Condemns Hate Crimes The Houston Peace and Justice Center condemns all threats and hate crimes directed at the Jewish and Muslim communities, as well as any minority group in our nation. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, these threats and hate crimes increased after Donald J. Trump was elected …

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Support Campaign Nonviolence Houston Young Adult Delegates

Houston Peace and Justice Center will match all donations up to $800 to send young adults ages 20-32, to the School of the Americas Watch in Nogales, AZ from October 7-10th. Every little bit helps. Please donate securely below! Campaign Nonviolence-Houston is partnering with CODEPINK: Women for Peace, and Veterans For Peace to organize and lead this Young …

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HPJC Statement on Immigration Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Houston Peace and Justice Center (HPJC) supports the immigrants from Mexico and Central America , and well as from other countries, who have come to this country for a better life. HPJC is very disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court did not support President Obama’s Executive Order regarding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood …

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