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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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PRESS RELEASE: Workers Defense Announces Lizeth Chacón as Co-Executive Director

 Contact: Juan Benitez, juan.benitez@wdactionfund.org, (512) 466-9258 AUSTIN, TX — Workers Defense today announced that it has appointed Lizeth Chacón as its Co-Executive Director. In this new role, she will co-lead Worker Defense Project and Workers Defense Action Fund into its next phase of building power for low-wage construction workers in partnership with Emily Timm, the organization’s …

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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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After One Year of Freedom City Policies, Community Groups Call on Austin Police Department to Fully Comply

Austin, TX — On June 14, 2018, following a long community-led campaign, the Austin City Council unanimously approved the Freedom City Policies, a community-based response to local entanglement with federal immigration enforcement and racial disparities in arrests by the Austin Police Department (APD). To mark the Policies’ one-year anniversary, immigrants, community groups and residents reflect on their impact …

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