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Unions lead PRO Act events in backyards of all 100 senators

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The following is from the AFL-CIO:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 20, 2021) — The AFL-CIO is leading a Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act Week of Action, part of the labor movement’s national campaign urging senators to pass this transformative bipartisan legislation. This week of action includes at least one event near every U.S. senator’s office.

“This PRO Act Week of Action is another full-court press. America’s labor movement is showing up in every corner of our country to demand a fix to our outdated labor laws that are nearly 100 years old,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “Our members and all working people are committed to making the PRO Act the law of the land this year.”

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PRO Act Week of Action events range from a rally in Fairbanks, Alaska, at Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office to a canvass in the Phoenix area, where members will have in-depth conversations about the PRO Act and the importance of Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly supporting this historic piece of labor legislation. The Virginia AFL-CIO and its affiliated central labor councils are continuing their Wednesdays with Sen. Mark Warner, with rallies planned at the senator’s home-state offices urging Warner to cosponsor the PRO Act.

Events also have already begun across the country, including in New York, where Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand joined the New York State AFL-CIO at a press conference calling for the passage of the PRO Act.

In Washington state, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO hosted rallies in Tacoma and Seattle to thank Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, who is the PRO Act’s lead sponsor in the Senate, for their strong support of the legislation and to urge both to continue pushing for its passage.

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The AFL-CIO also launched a PRO Act website that clearly lays out the need for the landmark worker empowerment, civil rights and economic stimulus legislation and offers ways to get involved.

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