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It's a Very Good Friday!

Gene Lantz, Digital Organizing Committee
02 Apr, 2021
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Easter inspires renewed hope. Things are looking up in America, and we can thank the labor movement and others who have worked hard in progressive politics. Without those efforts, we wouldn’t be seeing:

  • First Friday government statistics showing that new job creation is up substantially
  • Growing optimism about the economy
  • Pending legislation for massively improved labor law, for jobs and infrastructure, and for voting democracy
  • Overwhelming popularity for voters’ rights that even includes major corporations

Working Americans are winning, but there is much more to be done. Please sign up with Dallas AFL-CIO Political Director mariahwarwick20@gmail.com right now!

AFL-CIO Starts Roundtables

Political Director Mariah Warwick has begun a series of roundtable discussions between union activists and political candidates. These ZOOM meetings are not intense “grillings” like the ones we did with candidates before we made our endorsements. They are educational exchanges that benefit all participants.

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The first one was April 1st with Jaime Resendez, the labor-endorsed candidate for Dallas City Council in District 5. Resendez described his district and talked about the issues that he had discovered by walking and bicycling among the residents. Activists asked about ways that they could help those neighborhoods.

A central topic of the April 1 discussion was infrastructure. “I feel like I’m turning into an infrastructure nerd,” Resendez commented. The activists in attendance were also vitally interested in infrastructure, especially because the Biden Administration introduced a major jobs and infrastructure bill on the previous day. The candidate agreed that it’s something we can all work on together.

Save The Date: May 1

The current elections come to a head on May 1. Coincidentally, May 1 is also International Workers Day. Plan on joining together that day.

More Actions Coming Up

Apr 2, 2:15P: “Good Friday Witness: A Time for Remembrance and Hope” at Belo Garden Park, across from the downtown Dallas Federal Building. Contact dacpatx@gmail.com

Apr 3, 2-5PM: "Remembering Anne Feeney" streaming. Register at https://annefeeney.com/memorial/?fbclid=IwAR0okZOcNC15kC28DeNpeoMCXG28rMlW1gp1bk7CFVnn7DMRoFImpBzrOGY

Apr 5 (and every Monday), 5P: Texas AFL-CIO reports on Facebook 

Apr 5-9: Voting rights week of action http://dfadcoalition.org/ftpweek

Apr 7, 11A: TSEU “Lobby Day” car Caravan starting Dallas TSEU Lobby Day Caravan at HHSC Building, 801 South, State Hwy 161 #300, Grand Prairie, TX, 75051. Contact mgoodwin@cwa-tseu.org

Apr 7, 12:30P: Dallas Chapter of Texas Alliance for Retired Americans meets on ZOOM. Contact kdubyou7@aol.com

Apr 8: National AFL-CIO day of action on PRO Act

Apr 8, 5P: LCLAA's National President Yanira Merino will participate in a telling, timely and relevant virtual discussion for The Cesar Chavez Lecture Series

Apr 10: Dolores Huerta’s 91st birthday. Contact lonburnam@gmail.com

Apr 16: Texas New Era Jobs Fair. Contact jasontomlinson81@gmail.com

Apr 19, 10A: Rally for first day of early voting at the County Courthouse, 600 Commerce in downtown Dallas. Contact etilley@cwa6215.org 

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

Apr 27: Botham Jean Blvd opens in Dallas. Replaces Lamar. dmn

May 1: Election day; International Workers Day. Contact Gene Lantz

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