Tomorrow, Saturday, starting at noon there will be solidarity rallies for Wisconson workers at every Statehouse in America as well as some other locations. Moveon.org has this handy tool that will help you find one close to you.
If you happen to have a cheesehead it would certainly be appropriate and how many times can you say that? Moveon suggests Badger colors (red and white) perhaps because red is a labor color, I don’t think Packer green and gold would be out of place either (they are unionized and currently in negotiations with management).
I do seriously encourage any who can to take the time and attend. It is my hope that this will be as large as the demonstrations in favor of immigration and against the war in Iraq.
Thank you in advance.
Below the fold a message from Bob Fertik of Democracy.com.
This Saturday we’re drawing a line in the sand. The entire progressive movement is putting everything we have into one massive display of progressive solidarity nationwide.
We won’t let Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker – or any other billionaire-bought TeaParty Governor – break the unions. Unions created America’s middle class and if they disappear we’ll all end up as corporate slaves.
The entire progressive movement – Netroots, unions, environmentalists, and community groups – will hold solidarity rallies in major cities, including every state capital, this Saturday around noon.
We’ll demand an end to the attacks on workers’ rights and public services across the country. We’ll demand investment to create jobs. And we’ll demand that the rich and powerful pay their fair share of taxes.
(W)ith unions, students, and progressives in the Midwest leading the way, we’re turning the tide. When an Indiana official urged use of “live ammunition” against unions, he was immediately fired. Then Indiana Republicans dropped their anti-union “right-to-work” bill like a hot potato. Republican Governors in Michigan, New Jersey, and Florida are running as fast as they can from union-busting.
But a few hard-line Republicans are holding out, especially Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and Ohio’s John Kasich. And several Republican presidential candidates are supporting them, promising to bust unions nationwide if they win in 2012.
So we need to hit the streets to send a message that’s loud and crystal-clear: the American people support our unions, and we want jobs!