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Congress is getting ready to ignore the tax giveaways to rich people and cut the living heck out of poor people. Expect a vote very soon. An invigorated (or frightened or disgusted) American populace is rising up against these anti-people policies. Under tremendous popular pressure President Bush reversed his decision to slash wages for Gulf Coast workers and let his Supreme Court nominee withdraw from consideration! Act soon to save Medicaid, food stamps, foster care, child support collections, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI, for poor elderly and disabled). A big vote may happen November 7 or 8.

Texas voters finish on November 8, but they can be early voting now through November 4. The State AFL-CIO has asked people to vote "no" on Proposition 2.

Wal-Mart continues to draw fire for anti-worker policies. Expect to see some kinds of actions a lot between now and December 10, International Human Rights Day. Many activists feel that Wal-Mart personifies the problems of lowering wages and unfair international trade deals. Join us Saturday, October 29, at 10 AM at 3159 Garland Rd in Garland. Watch for more events.

Now that more than 2,000 American service people have been sacrificed, peace activists in Dallas are going to Senator KB Hutchison's office just about every afternoon at 2 PM. Check with them at

CWA members who retired from Lucent are asked to contact key congressmen to permit Lucent to use its overfunded pension plans to secure retiree health benefits. Texans should contact

David Malech, staff for Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)(202-225-4901), and Kathleen Black, staff for Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX)(202-225-4201).

It seems unlikely that the United Auto Workers will let GM and Delphi workers take giant cuts without some kind of national fight back, so keep one ear to the ground.

Primo activist and State Representative Lon Burnam will hold "Early Voting Breakfast with Burnam" at 8:30 AM on Saturday, October 29th at the Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, 3233 Hemphill Street, in Ft Worth


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