NATCA Reloaded Spotlight
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Hi Everyone,

Here's the deal - We want Tom Morello to perform at the NATCA Reloaded Event at the NATCA National Convention in Denver on March 29, 2012.  We currently have an offer out to his agent, but we really need to appeal to Tom on a more personal level and get his attention! We are urging every member to reach out to Tom Morello. It’s time to show him what NATCA Reloaded is all about!

You may know Tom Morello from his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, or from his alter-ego/solo project, The Nightwatchman.  He is ranked 26th in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. What you may not know is that Tom Morello is also one of the most vocal and ardent supporters of labor unions in the world today. In fact, Tom has been a member of Los Angeles Professional Musicians Local 47 for more than 22 years. He is a card-carrying member of the IWW, and is the proud son of an Illinois public school teacher. He has said, "While we never had a lot of money, we always had enough food on the table and clothes on our back because my mom was a union high school teacher."

Morello was so inspired after taking part and performing in the demonstrations in Madison, Wisconsin last winter that he wrote and recorded an entire album of union, or as he calls them "fighting songs."  He is also donating all proceeds from his Union Town EP to the America Votes Labor Unity Fund, to push back against the state attacks on workers.

Check out the recording of Union Town HERE.

Read Tom’s Rolling Stone article about his experience in Madison HERE.

In order to get Tom to play at the Reloaded event in Denver on March 29, 2012, we need everyone to reach out using the social networking links listed below. Let’s show him how NATCA is working to make sure that the right to bargain collectively is not lost because of complacency and inaction.  Let's demonstrate how we are passing down our union knowledge and history so that all of our members know just how hard we have fought and how far we have come to get to where we are today. Let's show that NATCA is working to motivate and inspire our membership because of the battles we will surely face in the future.

You can tell Tom whatever you'd like in your messages to him. Just be yourself and be creative.  Tell him about NATCA and what being in this union means to you. Tell him what Reloaded is fighting to achieve. Tell him that you are a huge fan of his music. Tell him that you appreciate his support of the labor movement. Or tell him that you and 1,000 of your NATCA brothers and sisters just want to ROCK OUT with him! It is up to you.

 Just be sure to include the following in your messages to Tom:

We want Tom Morello to perform at the NATCA Reloaded event in Denver on March 29, 2012!
We want The Nightwatchman at the NATCA Reloaded event in Denver on March 29, 2012!

So get out your laptops, iPhones, & iPads and reach out to Tom Morello on any and all of the social media sites listed in this email.

Thank You For Your Help!

Ask Tom Morello HERE.

Tom Morello Official Twitter HERE.

Tom Morello "The Nightwatchman" on Facebook HERE.

Tom Morello YouTube Channel HERE.