Unions: America’s Best Hope

If America’s election democracy is taken away from us, what’s left? Only concerted action by ORGANIZED freedom-loving Americans!

On September 24, America was shocked by the many news announcements that President Trump hopes to set the November elections aside. When asked if he would abide by the election results, he said, “We’ll have to see…” He went on to say that the Supreme Court will probably decide. On September 26th, he is expected to name his third Supreme Court Justice for a clear anti-worker majority!

Presently, America’s unions and our many allies are throwing ourselves into winning a landslide election turnout for working families. Even if the election are set aside, labor’s organizing efforts prepare America for future victories through concerted action.

Volunteer right now by clicking https://forms.gle/LzfESM8waCEkd3Yt5. The next regular phone banking night is September 29th, but those who are already trained are calling to help union voters get registered. 

Upcoming phone banks

Retirees are expected to start voting by mail before October begins. The Alliance for Retired Americans is calling retirees. Labor’s North Texas candidate endorsements are on our web site at https://www.texasaflcio.org/dallas/labors-election-work/november-3-candidates-north-texas

Join With Labor

Even those who do not have an organizable workplace can affiliate with the AFL-CIO by clicking http://www.workingamerica.org.

Your friends and contacts can network with the Dallas AFL-CIO by clicking our “go digital” link: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/go-digital?source=direct_link&. For lightning quick reminders, text the word “action” to the number “235246.”

Anyone with a computer or a smart phone can listen to KNON’s “Workers Beat” talk show at 9AM every Saturday on http://knon.org or 89.3FM. The new network of labor radio shows and podcasts is listed at http://laborradionetwork.org. They now list over 70 programs, including the “Workers Beat” and “Workers Beat Extra.” They tweet at #laborradiopod.

The best labor news service in Texas can be obtained free by writing Ed Sills at [email protected].

Youth Makes the Difference

Our own Travis Cantwell of Young Active Labor Leaders is soliciting other young activists to join our election fight. He was joined by Ivy Vance on our first phone bank. Angela DeFilippo leads the union youth in Tarrant County.

The youngest state AFL-CIO president, Kooper Caraway of South Dakota, speaks on Facebook at 6PM on Friday, September 25. Caraway received his first union training in Dallas. He will join Lewis Fulbright, Kenneth Williams, and Gene Lantz in an effort to raise funds for the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans. The donation link is https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/organize-for-the-right-to-retire?source=direct_link&

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MORE ACTIONS COMING UP

Sep 25, 6P: South Dakota AFL-CIO President Kooper Caraway speaks on Facebook.  Lewis Fulbright and Gene Lantz birthday donations to the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans 

Sep 26, 12:00 PM: United Nations International Day to Eliminate All Nuclear Weapons Dallas Rally/Caravan Starts at 100 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080-5303

Sep 28, (and every Monday) 5P: “Live at 5” on Texas AFL-CIO Facebook page

Sep 29, 5P: Mobilize to win the election. Volunteer at https://forms.gle/LzfESM8waCEkd3Yt5

Sep 30: Deadline for filling out the census

Sep 30: CARES Act Funds run out for aviation workers. CWA asks that we call our senators to save jobs

Oct 1, 5P: Mobilize to win the election. Volunteer at https://forms.gle/LzfESM8waCEkd3Yt5

Oct 5: Last day to register to vote

Oct 5, 4:30P: Mobilize to win the election. Volunteer at https://forms.gle/LzfESM8waCEkd3Yt5

Oct 6, 4:30P Mobilize to win the election. Volunteer at https://forms.gle/LzfESM8waCEkd3Yt5

Oct 7, 4:30P Mobilize to win the election. Volunteer at https://forms.gle/LzfESM8waCEkd3Yt5

Oct 8, 4:30P Mobilize to win the election. Volunteer at https://forms.gle/LzfESM8waCEkd3Yt5

Oct 13, 10A: Rally for early voting at 600 Commerce in downtown DallasOct 13: Early voting until Oct 30 

Oct 23: Last day to get in applications for vote-by-mail ballots

November 3 - Election Day