Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Action Alert from the Arizona Democratic Labor Caucus:
As you have undoubtedly heard, workers in Wisconsin are under siege. Under the banner of addressing his state’s budget crisis, the Badger State’s tea party governor is pushing through one of the worst union-busting bills in modern history.
But Wisconsin’s workers aren’t alone!
We are asking our activists to stand together with Democrats in Wisconsin and fight for workers’ rights.
Tomorrow, Feb. 22nd at Noon in front of the State Capitol, Arizonans will be standing in support of all workers in Wisconsin and Ohio, while also speaking out about the attacks public employees are suffering right here in Arizona. This is a nationwide rally of support and we ask that you please call the AZ AFSCME office to confirm your attendance at 602-252-6501.
If you are unable to make the rally, you can contact the Wisconsin Democratic Party and join their virtual phone banks to let people know what’s happening in their state. If you’re interested and can help, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for log-in information.
Thanks for your consideration of this urgent request.
Chair, Arizona Democratic Labor Caucus
H/T Photo by John Flanders, Worker Solidarity Rallies Planned | Jobs with Justice Blog
UPDATE: More from Arizona AFSCME Local 3111:
Solidarity Rally for Public Employees in Wisconsin and Ohio
This coming Tuesday, Feb. 22nd at Noon in front of the State Capitol, Arizonans will be standing in support of public employees in Wisconsin and Ohio, while also speaking out about the attacks public employees are suffering right here in Arizona. This is a nationwide rally of support and we ask that you please call the… AZ AFSCME office to confirm your attendance at 602-252-6501. For more details, please follow this link.
UPDATE: ACTION ALERT!
Arizona's hate-monger-in-chief, Sen. Russell Pearce, has scheduled hearings on several anti-immigrant bills that seek to make it illegal to breath while brown, including bringing back the birthright citizenship bills, in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday beginning at 2:00 p.m., in Senate Hearing Room 109. After you attend the labor rally at Noon, please head over to the Senate Hearing and pack the room. Pearce moves to officially ban illegal immigrants from schools, driving.
UPDATE: FUTURE LABOR RALLY - Day of Action With The AFL-CIO
Tuesday, March 1, we will have a day of action at the Capital from 9:30am to 2pm. You'll have a chance to speak to your legislators about these anti-worker bills and tell them of your commitment to holding them accountable. We'll also be introducing and using our new "1 and 5" and "1 and 10" initiatives to spur more union brothers and sisters to take action. Training and lunch will be provided, and free transportation from Tucson is available. Please RSVP by email or call our offices at 602-631-4488.