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Want to be Dangerous?

Gene Lantz, Digital Organizing
22 Jul, 2022
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A lot of us have strong political opinions, but we make little difference until we actually engage in political battles. The labor movement is offering free training for those who really want to make a difference. Kickoff events for political training are scheduled around North Texas:

  • Tarrant County, July 30, 2022
  • Dallas County, August 06, 2022
  • Collin County, August 13, 2022
  • Denton County, August 20, 2022

The Dallas AFL-CIO effort begins at 9:30 AM on August 6th at 1408 N Washington. Training will go over the mechanics of the Minivan App for block walking, operating Labor Action Network for phone banking, best practices, and more. This will be the first in a series of political and mobilization training sessions that the Texas AFL-CIO will host.

Please RSVP by contacting Marilyn Davis at marilyn@texasaflcio.org or Jason Tomlinson at jtomlinson.dallasaflcio@gmail.com.

National AFL-CIO held its first two training sessions this week with release staff from affiliated unions and federated bodies. Release staff are union member activists who temporarily leave their job to work on political campaigns for their unions and federated bodies. They will ramp up training for the next six weeks. Release staff may contact the AFL-CIO’s training webpage!

The Texas Alliance for Retired Americans has already held several training webinars. The most recent one was on "Organizing with Facebook." The next one, July 29, will be on Hispanic Retiree Voters. Contact Judy Bryant at judy4tara@aol.com.

Labor Wins at TDP

Lee Forbes
Lee Forbes

Labor supported political leaders Gilberto Hinojosa and Lee Forbes were reelected to state party offices with strong support of unions during the last day of the Texas Democratic Party convention in Dallas. We held two important events: “Labor Caucus,” and “Labor Retiree Caucus.” A video message from Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy is available on YouTube.

MORE ACTIONS COMING UP

Jul 23, 10AM Political "ACTION DAY" with District Attorney Creuzot starting at the Office of Tenacious Democrats, 8499 Greenville Avenue

Jul 23, 2P: DSA history series on the Black Panthers. Join Zoom Meeting at

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81372375845?pwd=UnlFclNORnFpbzdpVmFUUGVLQWhDQT09

Meeting ID: 813 7237 5845, Passcode: 850031. Phone 813-723-75845

Jul 29: U.S. House vacations until September 12

Jul 29, 6P: Webinar on Hispanic Retiree Voters. Contact Judy Bryant at judy4tara@aol.com

Jul 30, 8:30AM: KNON radio hosts Bonnie Mathias and Gene Lantz will broadcast a celebration of the anniversary of Medicare/Medicaid. To participate, contact genelantz@texasretiredamericans.org

Aug 6, 9:30A: AFL-CIO “Volunteer Kickoff” event at 1408 N Washington. Contact jtomlinson.dallasaflcio@gmail.com

Aug 14: Anniversary of Social Security

Sep 9-10: Women's Summit

Sep 12: U.S. House comes back to work

Sep 20: National Voter Registration Day

Oct 28: Deadline to receive vote-by-mail applications for general election

Nov 8: General election