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Building the Progressive Movement

Gene Lantz, Digital Organizing Committee
21 May, 2021
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The labor movement is pulling together a mighty progressive coalition. Dallas is building on our successful May 1 activities.

 Local elections are still the main focus of the Dallas AFL-CIO, which met last night. Participation is improving, but we need more activism. We plan to phone bank all day on the first day of early voting, May 24, and hold another “in real life” campaign event on May 29. Contact and get on board. Our Political Committee will also intensify the national effort to pass the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act through Congress.

Solidarity Tonight!

DJ Garza of Workers Defense Project will speak at tonight’s 7PM ZOOM meeting. She’s expert on working with Spanish speaking workers. Reaching out could be our next big accomplishment. Let’s move solidarity ahead by re-activating labor’s constituency group, Labor Council for Latin American Achievement (LCLAA)!  Texas President Chip Serrano will be with us.

Other solidarity opportunities abound. ExxonMobile locked out 650 of their Beaumont refinery workers. They will talk back at the mighty corporations shareholder meeting at 8:30AM Wednesday, May 26. Available activists can meet at the La Madeleine restaurant, 6430 N MacArthur in Irving, then shuttle or walk to the nearby ExxonMobile world headquarters.


To simplify our contact work with North Texas activists, we set up an on-line signup form

More Actions Coming Up

May 21, 7P: Build solidarity with the Labor Action Group ZOOM meeting. Contact

May 24, 9A: All day phone bank with Dallas AFL-CIO.

May 24, 11A: “Older Americans Town Hall with Congresswoman Kelly” online. Contact

May 24 - May 27 8 am – 5 pm: Early vote. Vote anywhere you can find open

May 24, (and every Monday) 5P: Texas AFL-CIO “Live at Five” on our Facebook Page 

May 25, (and every Tuesday and Thursday) 6P: Phone banking and training with

May 26, 8A: Meet at La Madeleine restaurant, 6430 N MacArthur in Irving, to stand in solidarity with the Steelworkers at the ExxonMobile world headquarters nearby.

May 28,7–7: Early Vote

May 29 8 am – 5 pm: early vote

May 29, 6P: “In real life” phone bank, probably at 1408 N Washington. Contact

May 30 1 pm – 6 pm: early vote

May 31 (Memorial Day) Polls are Closed

June 1 (Tuesday) 7 am – 7 pm: Early vote

Jun 5: Runoff election day

Jun 15: Southwest regional AFL-CIO meeting held virtually

Jun 19 (tentative): Rally against privatization in Denton. Contact Joshua Hatton

Jul 27-28: Virtual Texas AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention

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