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Save Social Security!

On KNON radio "Workers' Beat" program March 30 at 8:05 AM, Dallas NAACP President Bob Lydia will discuss his organization's ideas on Social Security and the action on the next day. Call in at 972-647-1893.

The Dallas AFL-CIO is taking action to save Social Security at 11:45 AM through lunchtime this Thursday, March 31, in the 7600 block of Northwest Highway (at Central Expressway in Dallas). It's just across the street, south of Northpark shopping mall. There's a public sidewalk there just fine for picketing. Right beside it is the office of Charles Schwab brokers, one of the main financial backers of the propaganda campaign for privatizing Social Security. You can see why Schwab will be targeted all over the nation on Thursday: they stand to profit first and foremost if the government undermines Social Security by privatizing.

Jim McCasland of AFL-CIO and Bob Lydia of NAACP have agreed to approach the Schwab people while we're outside. AFL-CIO will provide all the signs. Come enjoy an hour or so with us!

Secretary of Labor to speak in Dallas -- Guess What She'll Be Promoting!

U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao will discuss "Retirement Security in the 21st Century" at a luncheon Monday in the Venetian Room of the Fairmont Hotel, according to an article in the Dallas paper. The reception starts at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon is at noon.
The event, presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is underwritten by the Associated Builders and Contractors of North Texas, Pilgrim's Pride, Dallas Business Journal, Southwest Airlines, Success North Dallas and TXU Corp.
Participating area chambers include Allen, Arlington, Frisco, Greater Dallas Asian-American, Greater Dallas, Lewisville, McKinney, North Dallas, Oak Cliff and Plano. Tickets are $30 each, and tables of eight are $350.
To register, go to www.us chamber.com/events/congress ional/050404registration.htm or call Pete Havel, regional executive director of the U.S. chamber, at 972-387-1099, ext. 4282.


ACORN Mobilizations 3/31/05 - 4/5/05

Please join ACORN for three IMPORTANT events in the next week and a half:

Dallas ACORN City Council Candidate Forum and Strong Mayor Debate
Thursday, March 31, 6:00 pm
The Way, The Truth, and The Life Church, 1702 S. Denley Dr., Dallas

Join ACORN for the largest candidate forum and strong mayor debate in the southern sector! All city council candidates for Districts 1-8 have been invited and confirmations include Al Lipscomb, Maxine Thornton-Reese, Dwaine Caraway, and many other candidates. Join us as we ask candidates for their commitments in improving code compliance, home repair, affordable housing, and many other issues in our community! Find out what the candidates will do for your issues -

Dallas ACORN Neighborhood Tour with Code Compliance
Saturday, April 2, 10:00 am
Meeting at Lancaster/Ledbetter DART Station, Dallas

Through direct action protest, ACORN has won the clean-up of many abandoned buildings in the last few months and at a press conference last week (covered on WFAA, WB, and Telemundo), ACORN launched a citywide campaign to force the city do a better job of securing abandoned building and lots and other code violations in our neighborhoods. Join ACORN and the media as we tour the worst areas of our neighborhoods with Assistant Director of Code Compliance Gary Middleton and get commitments from code on the clean-up of our neighborhoods

Texas ACORN Lobby Day
Tuesday, April 5, 6:00 am
Meeting at Lancaster/Ledbetter DART Station, Dallas

Join ACORN members from Dallas, Irving, Arlington, Ft. Worth, Waco, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, and the Rio Grande Valley as we rally at the state capital and lobby our state representatives. If you care about full funding for Children's Healthcare (CHP) and full funding for education, about controlling how much utility companies can charge us, about winning legislation to protect victims of contract for deed, and about your issue - GET ON THE BUS TO AUSTIN!


Lobby with State Workers

Jobs with Justice is selling tickets to Austin for the April 13 State Workers "Lobby Day" in Austin. Bus tickets only $10