‘Tis the Season…for Advocacy

Last Sunday, we began worship by singing the first chorus of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel:” Rejoice, Rejoice, Emmanuel, shall come to thee O Israel. Emmanuel means God with us and we celebrate Christmas to remember Christ being born into our world. Christmas has become many things: a time to be with family, a time…

“Will” of the People?

It’s been about three weeks since the midterms elections, and honestly, I’m pissed but probably not for the reason that most people might think. Obviously, I’m not happy about the results, but those results were the “will” of the American people. And this is my point: were they really the “will” of the American people??…

Need vs. Want vs. Used to

When I was a little girl, my mother would take me shopping (she still does!) to buy new shoes for school or new dress, etc. She would let me try on as many things as I liked, but I was only allowed to buy what I needed not what I wanted. She would always ask…

What would your church do?

The Workers Defense Project has offices located at an Episcopal Church in Dallas. Some people would say that the location is “not the best” because of safety concerns, etc. and it is located in a working-class Latino neighborhood in Dallas, so the neighborhood certainly has character. Personally, I have always felt safe, and I enjoy…

Response to the decision

I am finally writing a post about the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision, and for most of you it will come as no surprise that 1) I am commenting on the decision, 2) I vehemently and fervently disagree and 3) continue to be amazed and disappointed by the level to which a group of mostly…

The First of Many to Come

Saturday was my first action with Workers Defense Project. Our Dallas office launched our campaign towards the developer Gables. We are asking Gables to sign a code of conduct with us that would guarantee rest breaks, living wages, job and safety training for all construction workers on their job sites, regardless of the sub-contractor. We launched…

Sign the Petition!

As I talked about in a previous post, I started at the  Workers Defense Project almost 3 months ago. My first campaign and public event as a member of WDP will occur this Saturday, June 14. WDP is asking a developer here in Texas, Gables, to sign a code of conduct with us. We launched this campaign…