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September 1st, 2022

Happy Thursday from the Tarrant County Republican Party! It is almost Labor Day weekend, which means it is time to recognize and celebrate our hard-working neighbors here in Tarrant County and across the nation! Here is a rundown of where to be and what to do this weekend in Tarrant County.

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Phone Banking for Governor Greg Abbott

Come support the re-election of Governor Greg Abbott! We are meeting at the Blue Mound Café from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and if you bring a friend (or two!), you will be eligible for a door prize! Bring a smartphone or your laptop.  We use Advantage Red Dialer: It’s safe, and your personal phone number is never divulged!

 

 

 

 Tarrant County Republican Party Phone Banking

Join us at the Tarrant County Republican Party Headquarters from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm for phone banking! You can RSVP by contacting Shelley Montgomery at evergreen.shelley@gmail.com.

Location Details
Tarrant County Republican Party Headquarters
7524 Mosier View Ct. Ste. 230
Fort Worth TX 76118 US

Monday, September 5th

Tarrant County Office is Closed – Happy Labor Day!

Image Source: Garland Labor Day Parade and Festivities

Labor Day – Fun Facts & History

Since 1882, Labor Day has been a nationally celebrated holiday in the United States that honors and recognizes the American Labor movement. It is observed on the first Monday of September every year and, to many, signifies the end of summer.

Here are some fun facts about Labor Day!

  • The first celebrated US Labor Day was on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union.
    • 10,000 workers marched from City Hall to 42nd Street and then met with their families in Wendel’s Elm Park for a picnic, concert, and speeches.
  • Oregon was the first state to celebrate Labor Day as a legal holiday in 1887.
  • Labor Day started as a part of the labor union movement to recognize the contributions of men and women in the US workforce, but modernly is seen as a chance to celebrate the last weekend of summer.
    • Don’t worry – the official end of Summer is on September 21st, but with our Texas heat, it will probably still feel a bit summery.
  • Americans worked 12-hour days seven days a week during the 19th century!
    • The Adamson Act was passed on September 3, 1916, to establish an eight-hour workday.
  • Historians say the expression “no white after Labor Day” comes from when the upper class would return from their summer vacations and stow away their lightweight, white summer clothes as they returned to school and work.
  • There is still a Labor Day parade in New York City, which takes place throughout the 20 blocks north of the 1882 labor march.
  • Labor Day weekend is considered one of the busiest weekends to travel.
    • Last year, over 35.5 million people hit the road, 85.8 % by car.

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