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Workers Defense On SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

This morning, the United States Supreme Court officially overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark case which outlined the legal foundation for abortion rights in the United States. In thirty days, Texas’ trigger law will go into effect, making performing an abortion a first-degree felony. Almost all of Texas’ neighboring states will have an abortion ban …

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Conozca A Nuestra Nueva Co-Directora Ejecutiva: Lizeth Chacón

Estimada familia de Defensa Laboral, Después de una búsqueda nacional, la Mesa Directiva de Defensa Laboral anunció que Lizeth Chacón será nuestra próxima Co-Directora Ejecutiva, uniéndose con Co-Directora Ejecutiva y Co-Fundadora Emily Timm en el liderazgo. En nuestra búsqueda de un líder para administrar nuestra familia de organizaciones, centramos la visión colectiva de nuestros miembros …

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Meet Our New Co-Executive Director: Lizeth Chacón

Dear Workers Defense family,  After a nationwide search, the Board of Workers Defense is excited to announce that Lizeth Chacón will become our next Co-Executive Director, joining current Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder Emily Timm in leadership. In our search for a leader to steward our family of organizations, we centered our members’ collective vision of …

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RELEASE: Workers Defense on Governor Abbott’s Anti-Democratic Legislative Priorities for the Special Session

Austin, Texas — Today, Governor Abbott announced his agenda items for a special session of the Texas Legislature starting July 8. Legislative priorities include voter suppression, border wall funding, critical race theory and other anti-democratic legislation. Priorities do not include the Texas power grid, expanding healthcare access and COVID-19 recovery.  Workers Defense Action Fund Co-Founder …

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Prop H Is a Flawed Proposition That Austin City Council Can Improve

Austin can and should put forward a bolder, more inclusive Democracy Dollars program.  For decades, Workers Defense members have fought to build a more reflective democracy and civically engaged community. Working families, immigrants, and low-wage workers are on the frontlines of our economy and the decisions our leaders make impact these communities most, yet too …

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How do Texas shelter in place orders affect Workers Defense members and our community?

Workers Defense members are impacted in many ways by the COVID-19 crisis — economically, socially, and physically. This page includes useful information about how recent shelter in place orders affect members who work in construction in the three main areas where Workers Defense members live: Dallas, Houston and Austin.  Want to know what we’re fighting …

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An Urgent Demand to Elected Officials: Protect All Communities in the COVID-19 Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, we are grappling with the staggering impact this crisis will have, and is already having, on working families, immigrant communities and people of color across Texas and the country. After decades of public policy failures that stripped away worker protections, gutted social safety nets, and criminalized immigrant communities and communities …

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Rest in Power: Workers Defense Commitments to Fighting anti-Black Violence and White Supremacy

This week, George Floyd was laid to rest in his hometown of Houston after being brutally murdered by Minneapolis police. We are filled with rage and sorrow for his family, friends and community and stand in solidarity with the millions around the world and country who demand an end to white supremacy and police brutality. …

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