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In response to Harris County Sheriff Gonzalez’s Pending Nomination as ICE Director, Advocates Demand Accountability and Bold Action

Earlier this week, immigrant rights and criminal justice advocates were shocked to learn that Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez was nominated by the Biden Harris Administration to lead U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal immigration enforcement agency rooted in imperialism and white supremacy, and responsible for numerous human rights violations.

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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