Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Protect your rights in MN and GA TODAY!!

Two action alerts urge our brothers and sisters in Minnesota and Georgia to take up the fight for their rights.

In Minnesota, the House of Representatives will vote on a voter suppression amendment. It would severely restrict the kind of identification acceptable at the polls, making it hard for seniors, veterans, minorities and students to cast a ballot. Your presence is needed outside the House Chamber at the Capitol at 5 pm today. You can RSVP to the Minnesota AFL-CIO here.
Location: Second floor of the Capitol building outside the House Chambers, Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., St. Paul

Time: Tuesday, March 20 at 5 p.m.
In Georgia, a House committee is voting on the un-American SB 469, which would criminalize picketing and let the government interfere with a worker's decision to join a union. There are three things you can do. We'll let our friends at the Georgia AFL-CIO take it from here:
ATTEND: If you live in the Atlanta area, please join us Tuesday, March 20 at 2 p.m. in the Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Room 606 (18 Capitol Square, SW - located just across from the State Capitol). We need to have a large, visible presence in opposition to the draconian SB 469.
EMAIL: Please click here to send a pre-written e-mail to your state representative, urging him or her to vote non on SB 469. For those who have already emailed, thank you! Be sure to ask your friends and family to email, too!
CALL: Take just a few moments to call your state representative's office and voice your concern regarding SB 469, and ask that your representative vote NO. Your representative’s contact information can be found here.