Friday, April 1, 2011

Madison Jam-Packed This Weekend!

This being the last weekend before the Very Important Election, and the weekend of the anniversary of the slaying of Martin Luther King, Jr. during his participation in the sanitation worker strike 04/04/1968, there is a three day, jam-packed weekend at the Capitol!


Protest run! 14 laps around the capitol square (8 miles total). Starts at 10am on the State Street corner.

Zombie Walk! Meetup at Urban Outfitters on State Street at 1pm.

Night vigil! 7pm-8pm at State Street entrance.


Forward Wisconsin Festival! Barrymore Theatre starting at 1pm. $5 donation suggested. The Kissers!!


Statewide Day of Action and GOTV Rally!
4:00pm - Poor People's Campaign March around the Capitol & City Hall
5:00pm - 8:00pm Musical performances and speeches. Rev. Jesse Jackson & Michael Franti.
8:00 - Candlelight vigil.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tell M&I To Support You!


Come out Friday at 4PM, bring yourself (and a sign) for a civil demonstration in front of M&I Bank. Help spread the word. Meet at the corner of Hanley Road and Monetary Blvd. just off Carmichael Road in Hudson. 

M&I executives are receiving millions of dollars in golden parachutes with the sale of M&I Bank to the Bank of Montreal--a move that takes jobs out of Wisconsin and hurts working families. Read more on the AFl-CIO Blog - Wisconsinites Ask M&I Bank for Shared Sacrifice and M&I Actions Pick up Steam Across Wisconsin.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Walker at Minnesota Wire Rally

I did make it to the rally to meet Walker in Eau Claire. There were about 150 protesters there. No supporters were rallying. I didn't bring my camera, so I have no pictures - sorry.

A school field trip was scheduled at the same time that Walker was to be there. The bus driver and teacher chaperones didn't look too happy about that situation, but they gave us a thumbs-up. The kids didn't look too thrilled either -- but it was Minnesota Wire.

We joked about Walker calling in the kids so he could use them as human shields, but Walker sneaked out the back like he always does. But Walker is a lost cause, we got the most important thing - MEDIA COVERAGE!

[I'm in those pictures, or at least my sign is: Shared Sacrifices ~ Public Workers - PAY CUTS | Poor & Elderly - CARE CUTS | Corporations & Wealthy - TAX CUTS]

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Recall Sheila Action

Bulletin from the cause: Recall Sheila Harsdorf

Posted By: Michael Kahlow
To: Members in Recall Sheila Harsdorf
FORUM - Potential Effects of Gov. Walker's Proposed Budget

FORUM - Potential Effects of Gov. Walker's Proposed Budget
Tuesday, March 22 - New Richmond
6 pm - WITC Campus

A non-partisan conversation to see what changes we could expect from the proposed budget. This is NOT about collective bargaining.
Panelists include:
Morrie Vielliex, NR School Superintendent,
Fred Johnson, St Croix Health and Human Services, and
Dennis Horner, City of NR Admin
Call to Action

Monday, March 21, 2011

Daily Show Goes To Madison

Recycle Scott Walker

Mon., March 21st
Behind Curtain #1 – Georgia Pacific
Mon is recycling day in Maple Bluff, and in light of Gov. Walker’s proposal to eliminate state recycling requirements and state taxpayer support for local recycling programs, citizens are taking advantage of their last chance to dispose of paper, plastic, glass, and metal in a responsible manner with a drop off at the governor’s mansion (99 Cambridge Rd. in Maple Bluff) beginning at 7:00 am. Not surprisingly, one of Gov. Walker’s major corporate donors, the Koch Brothers, spent $21 billion to acquire Georgia Pacific, the nation’s largest paper company, a massive peddler of throwaway products, and global climate change denier. Volunteers will also be on hand at the mansion to provide citizens a list of Georgia Pacific products to avoid at the store.