Jul 28, 2011
Sign Up Now for Aug. 4 Call; Help Us Fight for Medicare, Workers' Rights
CWA's Virtual Town Hall meeting Aug. 4 will feature House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Standing with CWA and other union members at the U.S. Capitol this week, Pelosi denounced the GOP's anti-worker, anti-job legislation.
Kicking off an action-packed month in the battles to protect workers and retirees, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will join CWA by phone for a virtual town hall meeting next Thursday, Aug. 4.
Click here to RSVP now to join the call, which begins at 8 p.m. EDT.
The call launches "August Accountability Month," when thousands of CWA members, fellow union members and allies will speak out at congressional town hall meetings, visit legislative offices and mobilize at house parties to save Medicare and fight for bargaining rights.
Several CWA activists leading mobilization efforts will be on the call to describe what they've got planned in their communities, while Pelosi will "update us on how we can help block the disastrous right-wing proposals Congress is considering that put corporate profits and luxury tax breaks ahead of working people," CWA President Larry Cohen said.
A steadfast voice for workers, Pelosi surrounded herself with union members at a news conference this week to denounce the escalating assaults on workers' rights, the economic attacks on working families and the threats to Medicare and Social Security benefits.
"We will not stand idly by while workers' rights are violated and the middle class is under attack," Pelosi said, standing in the U.S. Capitol with CWA members, Wisconsin Fire Fighters, Letter Carriers, Laborers and other workers. (Read more about the news conference in a separate story here.)