We're Holding Our Own!

Early reports from the August 17 health care town hall meeting indicate that the pro-reform activists are outnumbering the other side by more than two to one. Their side continues to look anti-democratic and fanatic; our side continues to look like reasonable people hoping for serious discussions and a positive resolution to the health care crisis. The next opportunity is Wednesday night, August 19. Remember to stay calm and let the hooligans look like what they are.

Stuff happening:

Aug 17: 7 PM: Forum on Why Religious Leaders and Unions Support Democracy in Honduras. Progressive Center of Texas, 1409 S Lamar, Dallas TX 75215

Aug 18: 10 AM: Picket for construction workers' rights. Pike's Park on Harry Hines Blvd (at Wolfe) in Dallas. More info from AFL-CIO

Aug 18: 7:30 PM: Tarrant Labor Council Meeting (E-Board meets at 6:00 PM) IUOE Local 178 union hall (north door)
4025 Rufe Snow Drive NRH 76180 (Corner of Glenview Dr. & Rufe Snow)

Aug 19, 6:30-9 PM: Rally for Health Care outside Outside Ranchview High School (look for pro-health care signs)
8401 Valley Ranch Parkway. Contact Hobie Hukill 214-543-4698

Aug 20, noon: Rally in front of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Building, 901 S Central Expwy in Richardson.

Aug 20, 7:30 PM: Dallas AFL-CIO 3rd Thursday meeting. Members of affiliated unions invited. 1408 N Washington

Aug 22: ACORN members walking neighborhoods

Tell Congress to fix health care at 877-264-4226