Labor Fights for Freedom

Governor Abbott’s July 8 special session of the legislature is expected to prioritize drastic anti-voter legislation. At least seven voter-curtailment bills have already been signed, but the big one, known as SB7, was thwarted by a walk-out in the last hour of the regular session.

Austin rally for voter rights

Labor is fighting hard for our freedoms. The Texas AFL-CIO co-sponsored a mass demonstration at the capitol on June 20. The Communications Workers of America sponsored buses from at least five Texas cities, including Dallas. CWA Vice President Claude Cummings was a major speaker at the rally. On June 17, UNITE-HERE sponsored buses to New Orleans for a “Black Voters Matter” rally.

Activists from the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans attended and assisted labor’s actions and came up with some of their own. Organizer Judy Bryant is calling for retirees to demonstrate all over the state. Dallas retirees picketed at the Richardson office of Republican Representative Angie Chen Button on June 24. Button’s office door was locked, but Dallas Chapter President Kenneth Williams will lead another delegation on June 28 to ask Representative Button to stop voting to curtail our rights.

Retirees at Rep Button's office in Richardson

Also on June 24, the retirees held a statewide meeting on-line with James Slattery of the Texas Civil Rights Project. They have called another demonstration for 10AM on July 1 at Republican Rep. Morgan Meyer's office, 3131 McKinney Ave in Dallas. The fight for freedom goes on.

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Dallas AFL-CIO Vice President Bonnie Mathias asks for help with the blood shortage.

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More Actions Coming Up

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

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

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

Jul 1, 10A: Voter rights demonstration at Rep. Morgan Meyer's office, Dist 108, 3131 McKinney Ave, Dallas 75204. Contact Judy Bryant 214-729-0063

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

July 4: Independence Day

July 6, 10A: (tentative) Legislature begins redistricting

Jul 6, 10A-4P: Blood drive at Dallas Democratic Party

Jul 8: Begin Texas Legislature special session. Agenda unknown so far

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

Aug 4-6: LCLAA National Convention in Las Vegas

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