CCSCT Advocates for Vulnerable Communities in D.C. and Austin
South Central, TX – Community Council of South Central Texas recently visited the US Capitol and Texas Capitol to advocate for the clients they serve. The group met with legislators and staffers from all 31 counties to discuss the importance of utility and weatherization programs, and to urge them to continue their support of those programs.
During the visit, members of CCSCT shared personal stories and statistics with legislators to highlight the impact of programs geared to helping the most vulnerable members of the communities they represent. They also provided information on potential policy solutions and resources for legislators to consider.
“It was a tremendous honor to represent CCSCT in Washington D.C.” stated Board Member Ramon Chapa, “… ‘in person’ meetings with legislative offices highlight the importance of their support in helping their constituents improve their quality of life through our community action efforts. Everyone on our team was happy with the outcomes of our meetings.”
In addition, Texas Community Action Agencies were recognized by the Texas Senate for their dedication to the communities they serve for over six decades. In attendance were 16 public CAP agencies, 4 private CAP agencies, with representation from all 254 Texas counties that are served by Community Action.
CCSCT is a non-profit community action agency that empowers vulnerable families and individuals in the greater South Central Texas area to achieve self-sufficiency by eliminating barriers through innovative programs and strong community partnerships. Counties serviced include; Atascosa, Bandera, Bee, Brewster, Comal, Crane, Culberson, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, LaSalle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, and Zavala. For more information, visit www.ccsct.org or follow us on the socials at https://linktr.ee/ccsct_cares.