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Why Can't We Do More in North Texas?

Sure, we do a lot, but we're capable of a lot more! Would you like to participate in a STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION for progressive activists in North Texas? We could get Jobs with Justice expert Krista Hanson from DC for the weekend of August 2-3. Please let me know your thoughts and availability at

Meanwhile, let's keep on going...

The UNITE-HERE union will present its solution to the immigration crisis at 6:30 PM Tuesday, June 24, in front of the Farmers Branch City Hall at 13000 Wm. Dodson Pkwy. They need our help and support for this event and for a longer campaign for human rights that Brother Willy Gonzalez (pictured) is planning.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: City Hall is located at the end of William Dodson Parkway which runs south from Valley View Lane about one mile east of Interstate 35E Stemmons Freeway. Take the Valley View exit off Interstate 35E Stemmons (just north of Interstate 635 LBJ). Go east on Valley View to William Dodson Parkway. Turn south on William Dodson Parkway. City Hall is directly ahead.

KEEP SPREADING THE WORD about a Living Wage ordinance in Dallas. Organizer Kenneth Stretcher says we may see some action in July.

I got these next two events off the Dallas Peace Center Calendar:

Thursday, June 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Sweat Free Dallas Campaign Community Planning Session
The Texas Fair Trade Coalition invites concerned people and organizations from across Dallas to join together and begin a campaign to get the city of Dallas to pass an anti-sweatshop ordinance. This ordinance would require the city to make sure that the uniforms and other garments that the city buys are not being made in sweatshops. At Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas. For more information, email

Friday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.
Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan Reception
Nearly 40 Caravanistas from Pastors for Peace, carrying tons of humanitarian aid bound for the people of Cuba, will spend this evening in Dallas. The reception will be an interactive, intergenerational social affair, greeting and meeting the Caravanistas. Come help welcome these travelers and, if you can, bring items to donate to the Caravan: Medicines, vitamins, and antiseptics (with expiration dates no earlier than February 2009) are welcomed. Walking canes, reading glasses, wheel chairs and school supplies are also encouraged.

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