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Founder, legal group dispute funding (TX)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Founder, legal group dispute funding


"McALLEN — On the heels of the Texas Civil Rights Project announcement that nearly $1 million in grants was “abruptly” withheld from it due to political reasons, the group’s founder responded with a letter to The Monitor late Wednesday night in which he “set the record” about the group and why he believes the grants were withheld.

Jim Harrington, who founded TCRP more than 25 years ago but retired in 2015, said a departure from community-based legal aid led to the group losing the funding from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation..."

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