Labor Must Defeat Money!
Join the Dallas AFL-CIO and all our affiliates and friends to get out the vote. We’re phone banking starting at 5PM on Monday, April 8 and block walking from 1408 N Washington starting at 10AM on April 13. We’ll keep it up until we win!
Will the Elections be Bought?
On April 5, the Dallas newspaper said that our ongoing mayoral election is awash in money. It is on track to become the most expensive in history. The question before working families is this: “Will the mayor’s office be bought?” Our answer has to be in the negative, but we will only make that happen with turnout from working families. Fortunately, we will!
Build Unity to Win
Labor’s carefully chosen favorite candidates are listed on our web site. They were chosen for their commitment to working families, not their bank accounts or rich friends. We will continue working together to make sure that working families prevail.
A special training for union members begins at 6:30PM on April 9th at the Elevator Constructor’s Local 21 hall, 1924 Baird Farm Road#100 in Arlington. Participants will learn ways to use the internet to build support for working families.
The Dallas AFL-CIO has an unprecedented and successful outreach program. We talk to working families on the website, radio, Facebook, Twitter (@dallasaflcio), Youtube, and GoFundMe. You can read our monthly printed column by subscribing to the Union Craftsman. Send $25 to 1710 S Harwood, Dallas 75215. We even have a free text reminder program that you can join by texting “@laborrel” to the phone number “81010.”
Immigrant Workers Need Help
The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) serves immigrants and refugees in our community by providing immigration-related legal services, advocacy and opportunities for educational and social support. We believe that by actively promoting the well-being and informed participation of immigrants and refugees in the community, everyone benefits.
If you know someone who needs Bond Assistance: https://airtable.com/shrMosvzT2Buq09tP
Volunteer Opportunities: https://www.raicestexas.org/volunteer/
Want to Donate to the Bond Fund? https://www.raicestexas.org/donate/families-together-fund/
More Networking Needed
A number of the AFL-CIO affiliated unions have newspapers, websites and social media outlets. We intend to gather contact information and help publicize it. Please send contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furor Builds Over Hidden Mueller Report
On April 4, Dallas activists joined over 300 rallies nationwide in demanding that the full Mueller report be released. After over two years of investigation, President Trump’s hand-chosen Attorney General released only a summary of his own opinions about it. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 420-0 to see the report, and public demands are growing.
The Dallas rally at City Hall began with the singing of “This Land is Your Land” led by two union activists. They then conducted a speakout of grass roots opinions. Locally, Liz Wally organizes the movement that declares, “Trump is not above the law!” Contact her at email@example.com to add your voice.
More Actions Coming Up
Apr 7, 2P: Texas Senator Nathan Johnson will present the reasons that Texas must accept federal dollars to expand Medicaid at Main Street Garden, 1902 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
Apr 8, 5P: GOTV calling from 1408 N Washington
Apr 9, 6:30-8PM: Professional development on sharing union stories with video, social media, and earned media at Elevators - Local 21 - 1924 Baird Farm Road-Ste 100/76006
Apr10: Texas State Employees Union lobby day in Austin. Send $20 for bus fare & lunch to TSEU, 1700 South 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704. TSEU
Apr 12, 4:30P: Watch for the special showing of “Building the American Dream.” It is about the dangers of being a Texas construction worker. Landmark Magnolia Theatre. Another showing at 4:30 April 13th, at Studio Movie Grill RoyaL in Denton
Apr 13, 10A: Get-out-the-vote (GOTV) Block walking from 1408 N Washington
Apr 13, 10A: Congresspersons Marc Veasey and Veronica Escobar discuss critical issues facing working families and women in Texas at Nash-Davis Recreation Center, 3710 N Hampton, Dallas 75212.
Apr 14, 11A-5P: Oak Cliff Earth Day at Lake Cliff Park, Colorado & Zang
April 24, noon: the Tarrant Chapter of Texas Alliance for Retired Americans meets at the Golden Corral restaurant, 3517 Alta Mere Dr, Ft Worth
April 28, 3P: Workers Memorial Day to remember people injured or killed on the job at UAW 848, 2218 E Main in Grand Prairie