MoveOn has called for visits to both Texas Senators on July 9. Activists will be at Senator Hutchinson's office at 11 AM.
Another rally takes place, I think at noon, at Senator Cornyn's
Both on Thursday, July 9.
At 1 that afternoon, union activists are gathering at UAW 848, 2218 E Main in Grand Prairie, to form a car caravan of solidarity with the strikers at UAW 218 at Bell Helicopter in Hurst. Bring water and gatorade for the strikers if you want, but please come.
It is considered likely that the Employee Free Choice Act will come up for votes in Congress this July. National Jobs with Justice is asking us to do all we can.
Brother David Elliott has organized an event that will make a wonderful focus for our final efforts:
Brother Ernest McMillan just sent this:
DEMAND SAFETY FOR HONDURAN DOCTOR LUTHER CASTILLO
July 7, 2009—The life of Dr. Luther Castillo, indigenous Garifuna physician in Honduras, is in imminent danger. MEDICC has learned that the Honduran army has orders to capture Dr. Castillo, and if he resists, to shoot him. He was already included on a list of persons whose lives and personal integrity were declared “at risk” by a July 3rd communiqué from the OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
We have been able to verify that Dr. Castillo’s cellphone communications have been cut. The last conversation with him took place at approximately 2:30pm today, in which he reported on continued demonstrations demanding the return of elected President Manuel Zelaya, despite security forces’ repression.
Just weeks ago, Dr. Castillo was named director of International Cooperation in the Honduran Foreign Ministry. Since 1999, he has directed the Luaga Hatuadi Waduheñu Foundation (“For the Health of our People” in Garifuna), dedicated to bringing vital health services to isolated indigenous coastal communities.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Call the White House and the State Department, urging the US government demand:
State Department: 202-647-4000 or 1-800-877-8339
White House: Comments: 202-456-1111, Switchboard: 202-456-1414