Turnout Sets Records - And We're On It!

Labor Pushes Democracy!

Before early voting started on October 24, activists working with the AFL-CIO in North Texas had  already knocked on 2,500 doors and made thousands of phone calls!
Our Saturday mobilizations and phone banking events are drawing record participation. On October 29 at 9 AM, we'll have breakfast together at 1924 Baird Farm Rd in Arlington, then we'll continue canvassing for get-out-the-vote. Tarrant County will repeat that on November 5, while Dallas activists will move to 1934 Pendleton in Garland.
 
Phone banking is every Monday and Tuesday 5:30-8 PM from 1408 N Washington. Retirees are calling those same days 1-3 PM from 334 Centre in Oak Cliff. Join in by calling Lorraine at 214-448-1557 or the  AFL-CIO office 214-826-4808.

Sign Up Now!

Activists, union and otherwise, are signing up to get up-to-the-minute organizing by texting "@laborrel" to the phone number "81010." Then they sign up as a student for a labor relations class.

Vote Early!

Lawrence Castillo and Mark York rally for early voting
We were proud to rally for early voting downtown along with Autoworkers, A. Phillip Randolph Committee, Communications  Workers, Steelworkers, Transport Workers Union, the Alliance for Retired Americans, State Representative Roberto Alonzo, Judge Kim Cooks, and others who are also concerned about democracy.

Vote Suppression Still a Problem

Dallas AFL-CIO leader Mark York with Congressman Marc Veasey
Speakers cautioned everyone that certain Texas officials may still try to suppress voting even though a federal judge has overturned their dastardly original attentions. Congressman Veasey specifically asked union leaders to get people to call his office with every report of underhanded dirty tricks at the polls. 1-817-920-9086 is their number.
 
Voter turnout on the first day broke all records. We were proud to have helped and we intend to make our democracy even better!