The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2022.

 

Marti Garza

 Marti A. Garza is one of the Labor Moderators for Portside. He brings to Portside over two decades of organizing, collective bargaining and strategic campaigning experience in the labor movement. He has spent more than a decade supporting workers in the healthcare industry, organized and unorganized, in standing up and fiercely advocating for their profession and their patients, including serving as one of the founding organizers of the rank-and-file led National Union of Healthcare Workers.  Garza’s experience organizing, bargaining on behalf of, and representing healthcare professionals runs the gamut of caregiver careers in the industry—including registered and licensed vocational nurses, other licensed healthcare professionals, nursing assistants and healthcare technicians, and service and clerical workers. In addition, Garza has also devoted time and passion to organizing and advocating in support of teachers and education sector workers, fighting for the schools and education that our students deserve. He is the proud son of migrant farmworkers who were activists in el Movimiento Chicano in Texas.