Madison Shows It’s People Power
On Wisconsin! On Wisconsin! My home state is showing its grit and determination. For every worker — this is personal. Fair treatment of workers is fundamental to a healthy economy. Respect for others is fundamental to a civil society. A functioning open political process is fundamental to a healthy republican democracy.
Wisconsin State Journal reports:
For a fourth straight Saturday, tens of thousands of protesters opposed to the controversial budget repair bill Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Friday descended on the state Capitol calling for Walker’s ouster, while some are calling for a general strike.
The crowd swelled as the 3 p.m. rally started and a bitter wind picked up. Protesters from neighboring states joined locals in the slow march around the Capitol.
Omaha steamfitter Mark Ondracek said he had gotten up at 4 a.m. Saturday to drive to Madison “to support our brothers and sisters.”
“We want to stop what’s going on here from going on anywhere else,” Ondracek said. “We have a governor (in Nebraska) who is watching this very closely.”