United, Angry, Voters (U.A.V.)
If you are in Texas or you want to work with local residents to organize demonstrations near you, you can discuss that here!  Use this thread to discuss local demonstrations, campaigns, and marches.  Also keep in mind there is a DC March planned (See DC March post) on 10/2/2010 that would be great to coincide with for a greater message!
Darin Williams
8/1/2010 11:57:32 pm

I'm in Houston, Tex., and would enjoy working to make employment a right. Only through making employment a right can we hope to address all these issues. A person is either an asset or liability, if one is gainfully employed they are an asset, yet if one is unemployed they become a liability. There is so much that needs to be done in this country as well as over the rest of the planet. There also needs to be a maximum wage that is in relation to the minimum wage, I believe a 100 times more is fair. There needs to be a new revolution respecting all human labor, and that sees everyone having value. I have a post at CNN under iReports, joetoker420, that explains how to achieve this goal.
Thank you,
Darin Williams
aka Joetoker420

Shannon Grow-Garrett
8/2/2010 07:45:35 am


I agree with you all the way. Unfortunately it takes catastrophe to get us to do the "right" thing and hopefully more and more people are seeing now that if we don't hang together, well you know. This country, because we are forced into competing against each other doesn't allow for social solidarity.

Shannon Grow-Garrett
8/2/2010 07:49:34 am

I forgot to state that I want to meet up with other Texans who want to go Wash DC for 10-2-10. I live in Baytown.

Kenneth Nichols
8/2/2010 11:52:02 am

Can't wait for October 2nd. I think that congress will finally see how many people are effected by their collective decisions. Clearly, they have their head in the sand when it comes to the economic crisis we are in today. In fact, most of them think the recession was over last year and don't understand there are more than 26 million disenfranchised workers in America today. Actual unemployment rate is over 17%, with 1 job for more than 8 job seekers.
I live in Baytown, TX and would like to go to Washington.

Shannon Grow-Garrett
8/4/2010 05:01:01 am

How do we go about organizing this? I have not done this before. I don't know how to get started.

Kenneth Nichols
8/4/2010 05:10:38 am

There are a lot of web sites, but most are on facebook. I like the unemployed/underemployed page at this link.http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=102192913168176

My facebook page,http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100000717322678.

I suppose we could start by having a couple meetings with everyone interested in going to Washington for the protest on the steps of the Capitol Building. I know there are over 100,000 unemployed in the State of Texas, so there should be plenty of folks interested. The only issue is how to get there in the most cost effective way. I was thinking either Greyhound or trying to find a cheap airline ticket. Of course, this will take some thought, depending how many folks are planning to go.

Kenneth Nichols
8/4/2010 05:58:48 am

I checked on the following rates:

- Bus $184 RT plus tax
- Plane $225 RT plus tax
- Train $350 RT plus tax

The best way is if someone had an SUV or minivan and split the gas.

Kenneth Nichols
8/5/2010 11:46:18 pm

Move to Amend Texas Tour (Houston, Galveston, Waco, McAllen, San Antonio, Dallas/Ft Worth, Austin)
August 7, 2010 - 6:30pm - August 13, 2010 - 6:30pm

David Cobb, a national spokesperson for the movement to Declare Independence from Corporate Rule, will visit Texas to lead community dialogues about this growing movement for democracy in the United States.

Cobb will illustrate how unelected and unaccountable corporations have hijacked our government and describe the national coalition of diverse public interest, community, and business organizations which has issued a bold call to amend the U.S. Constitution to restore the power of people over corporations.

For further, up-to-date information on the events this weekend or the other tour dates, please call 713-705-5594.

Itinerary for David Cobb's Move to Amend Texas Tour:

* HOUSTON - Saturday, August 7th, 7 PM
(Institute for Culture, 708c, Telephone Rd)
* GALVESTON - Sunday, August 8th, 5 PM
(Mod Coffee and Tea House, 2126 Post Office St.)
* WACO - Monday, August 9th, 7 PM
(Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Waco, 4209 27th St.)
* McALLEN - Tuesday, August 10th, 7 PM
to be announced (call 713-705-5594)
* SAN ANTONIO - Wednesday, August 11th, 6:30 PM
(Josephine Theater, 339 W. Josephine St.)
* DALLAS/FT WORTH - Thursday, August 12th, 6:30 PM - Veggie Garden Restaurant (516 W. Arapahoe, Richardson, TX)
* AUSTIN - Friday, August 13th
to be announced (call 713-705-5594)

8/9/2010 11:45:28 pm

why not have texas demonstration here in austin at the capitol on same day and same time doing it as a texas chapter of that group, call media to get coverage when plans are firm check out millions unemployed marc ,on face book listed in groups,everyone can get togeather on that site and start planning for a march on capitol, lot closer than washington, a lot of people could car pool from area's in texas. are start their own unified marc.

8/10/2010 12:29:21 am

go and check out these sites for good info on rallys and marches in the happenings.

Kenneth Nichols
8/14/2010 11:27:37 am

Sure, why not Austin. It would be much more convenient than Washington. Any media attention would be focused on Washington, however, there may be local news coverage of Austin. Do you know of anyone planning a March on the Texas state capitol? Of course, Texas law enforcement may not be as forgiving as the folks in DC, who see this stuff all the time!!


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