Month: November 2020

After One Year of Freedom City Policies, Community Groups Call on Austin Police Department to Fully Comply

Austin, TX — On June 14, 2018, following a long community-led campaign, the Austin City Council unanimously approved the Freedom City Policies, a community-based response to local entanglement with federal immigration enforcement and racial disparities in arrests by the Austin Police Department (APD). To mark the Policies’ one-year anniversary, immigrants, community groups and residents reflect on their impact …

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Development Director in Austin, Dallas, or Houston, TX

Applications accepted until position is filled. Workers Defense Project (WDP) and Workers Defense Action Fund are seeking a full-time Development Director to lead and grow the organization’s fundraising strategy which includes securing funding from small and major individual donors, corporations, foundations, and union supporters. We are looking for a strategic, ambitious, and senior professional with a …

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How do Texas shelter in place orders affect Workers Defense members and our community?

Workers Defense members are impacted in many ways by the COVID-19 crisis — economically, socially, and physically. This page includes useful information about how recent shelter in place orders affect members who work in construction in the three main areas where Workers Defense members live: Dallas, Houston and Austin.  Want to know what we’re fighting …

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An Urgent Demand to Elected Officials: Protect All Communities in the COVID-19 Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, we are grappling with the staggering impact this crisis will have, and is already having, on working families, immigrant communities and people of color across Texas and the country. After decades of public policy failures that stripped away worker protections, gutted social safety nets, and criminalized immigrant communities and communities …

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Rest in Power: Workers Defense Commitments to Fighting anti-Black Violence and White Supremacy

Following protests after the brutal murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, we reaffirm our commitment to fighting anti-Black violence and white supremacy. We are filled with rage and sorrow for George Floyd’s family , friends and community and stand in solidarity with the millions around …

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