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Democracy Pushes Forward

Gene Lantz, Digital Organizing Committee
05 Mar, 2021
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Dallas labor continues its deliberate process of collecting information about the City Council candidates. Volunteers should contact Political Director Mariah Warwick at mariahwarwick20@gmail.com.

Other organizations may endorse faster, but none will be more certain of choosing the best than your AFL-CIO. Interviews continue beginning Friday evening at 4:30 and Saturday morning at 7:30. 

The Political Committee will be going over recommendations early next week. Election information is on our web site at https://www.texasaflcio.org/dallas/labors-election-work/prepare-elections-dallas-city-council-2021

Democracy Pushes Forward

Texas is a primary battleground over democracy. Like many other Republican-dominated legislatures, Texas is prioritizing multiple bills for voter suppression. On the upside, the federal government is moving ahead with voter emancipation. The “For the People Act” in Congress would reverse a number of anti-democratic practices that have sneaked into our elections.

The best insurance against fascism is organizing. Our national labor movement is going all-out to pass the PRO act to Protect the Right to Organize. The State of Montana recently defeated a right-to-scab proposal. The President of the United States made a pro-worker statement: “Unions lift up workers, both union and non-union, but especially Black and Brown workers. I made it clear—I made it clear when I was running—that my administration’s policy would be to support unions organizing and the right to collectively bargain. I am keeping that promise.”

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Unify on May 1

Last year, the American labor movement celebrated International Workers Day along with the rest of the world. We have an opportunity to organize a big and highly unified progressive movement in North Texas by celebrating together this May 1. Your ideas for action are solicited.

May 1 is also election day. Nearly all of the candidates asking for labor’s endorsement have indicated that they strongly support wages that provide a decent living. May 1 is an opportunity for unity!

More Actions Coming Up

Mar 6: Beginning at 7:30AM, Dallas labor activists will continue interviewing candidates for City Council. Contact MariahWarwick20@gmail.com

Mar 7, 11A: Unemployed Organizing Roundtable. 1 346 248 7799

Mar 8: International Women’s Day

Mar 8, 5P: “Labor Live at 5” presentation every Monday on Texas AFL-CIO Facebook page

Mar 8: One day general strike called by USB (union) in Italy.  Labor Today

Apr 1: Last day to register to vote for the May 1 local elections. http://register2vote.org. Around this time, seniors and other qualified voters will begin voting by mail for the May 1 local elections

Apr 19: First day of early voting for May 1 local elections

Apr 20: Last day to apply for ballot by mail for May 1 local elections

May 1: International Workers Day. Election Day


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