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Freedom Buses Roll!

Gene Lantz, Digital Organizing Committee
18 Jun, 2021
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Dallas AFL-CIO activists put our backs into supporting the Freedom Riders going to New Orleans on June 17. UNITE-HERE was the union with the gumption to organize the bus, but we helped fill it. Judy Bryant and the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans brought a good group to see the bus off.

Even before the New Orleans bus departed from 1408 N Washington, news came that the Communications Workers of America is organizing multiple buses to carry Texans to the state capitol for a major voters’ rights rally on Sunday, June 20. Sign up here for free transportation.


While Texas suffers from heat, electricity shortage, disease, evictions, and food insufficiency, it is more and more clear that only united action holds any promise. Politicians who are clearly trying to keep us separated and helpless must be fought. Labor asks everybody to get on the bus for freedom!

Labor Maintains Political Gains

 The Dallas AFL-CIO held a smooth but significant meeting on June 17. Longtime member and activist Kenneth Stretcher comments on our new President, “I have been a Dallas CLC delegate, off and on, since Reagan was President and Bro [Ray Oliver] Edmonson is the best one yet. He is easygoing and he enforces parliamentary procedure without sounding like a lawyer.”

Council delegates heard a glowing political report and then took steps to make sure that working families continue to get the best representation possible. Sister Mariah Warwick will continue to direct our efforts.

More Actions Coming Up

Jun 19, 10A: Celebrate end of slavery in Texas with a march. Starts at William Blair Jr park

Jun 19, 1:30P: CWA Juneteenth celebration on Facebook 

Jun 19, 3P: President Kenneth Williams, Dallas Chapter of Texas Alliance for Retired Americans, presents “Juneteenth and Today’s Challenges” on Facebook

Jun 19, 1-7P: Dallas Juneteenth Freedom Fest 2021 at Pan African Connection 

Jun 20, 5:30P: Rally for voting rights at state capitol in Austin. CWA is organizing buses to Austin

Jun 22: APWU begins contract negotiations for postal employees

Jun 24, Noon: Rally at Representative Angie Chen Button’s office in Richardson for voter rights. Contact Kenneth Williams

Jun 24: Dallas ISD Board meeting. School employees need our support.

Jun 24, 6:30P: Texas Alliance for Retired Americans rally for voter rights will stream on Facebook.

Jun 26, Noon: Young Active Labor Leaders river “Float In.” Contact Angela DeFilippo

Jun 26, 5:30P: Pride Is A Protest! At Reverchon Park

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

Jun 28-Jul 10, Senators will be returning to their home states for the July 4th recess (from CWA Newsletter)

Jul 2: DSA labor committee will discuss solidarity with working families in the Philippines

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

Aug 4-6: LCLAA National Convention in Las Vegas

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