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May 1st Rally for the PRO Act to win a Green New Deal
May 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On May 1st, historically associated with the struggle for an 8-hour work day and immigrant worker rights, Colorado unions and community organizations will host rallies at congressional offices statewide in support of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO Act) as part of a national week of action to pass the legislation.
In Fort Collins this Saturday at 10 AM, supporters will hold a rally at 2001 South Shields Street, Building H, which includes the office of Sen. John Hickenlooper. Hickenlooper is already a co-sponsor of the bill. Organizers will be inviting him to take a more public stand as a champion of the legislation to increase pressure on the remaining Democratic holdouts in the Senate, and to commit to ending the filibuster if needed to pass the PRO Act.
We need a Green New Deal to transform our energy system, rebuild our decaying public infrastructure, and create millions of good union jobs in the process. With good union jobs, high-quality infrastructure, and a planet safe from climate chaos, we will not just survive but thrive, and create a better world for all. The most effective attacks on the climate movement pit it against the labor movement and jobs. When forced to choose between job stability today or climate chaos tomorrow, workers will choose the former even if they do not want to. But we do not have to choose. The policies for better workplaces and for a better world are one and the same. The Green New Deal is a better deal for workers and the planet (more info here and here).
- Kevin Caffrey, President, Northern Colorado Labor Council
- Kathy Tiihonen, Organizer, Teamsters Local 455
- Workers from ongoing and past organizing efforts
- Andrew Boesenecker, Colorado State Representative for District 53
This rally is sponsored by DSA Fort Collins, Northern Colorado Labor Council, IBT Local 455, CWA Local 7777, IBEW Locals 111 and 68.
When: Saturday May 1st, 10 AM – 12 PM
Where: 2001 S Shields St, Building H, Suite 104 (Hickenlooper’s FoCo office)
What: Rally in support of the PRO Act
Contact: DSA Fort Collins ([email protected])