February 27, 2011-Sunday Suggestions

While there don’t appear to be any official events posted at the Capitol in Madison as of 8AM, there indeed will be protestors there and voices will need to be heard.

An interesting event posted on the site Defend Wisconsin states:

Sun, February 27, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St; buses available (see below) (map)
  • National Nurses United invites you to a meeting to discuss a strategy for fighting back against concessions in Wisconsin and across the U.S.
  • Speakers will include Jim Cavanaugh, President, South Central Federation of Labor; J. Eric Cobb, Executive Director, Building Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin; Jan Rodolfo, RN, National Outreach Coordinator, National Nurses United; Jesse Sharkey, Vice President, Chicago Teachers Union; John Nichols, Nation Magazine.
  • Buses will be leaving at 12:15 PM and 12:45 PM from the Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton Street, to go to the Labor Temple.

Another great event is happening and was posted on Ed Garvey’s blog:

As Wisconsin’s Legislature grinds to a halt, it is time for a Citizen’s legislature to deal with complex issues and economic justice.

We have a great lineup of speakers–but you will be the featured speakers–Mark Pocan, Kaja Rebane, Mike McCabe, Mike Lipp, John Nichols, perhaps–Supreme Court candidates, Nino Amato, Anne Sayers, and Jack Mitchell (creator of All Things Considered) will discuss the threat to Public Radio and TV; Peg Lautenshlager; music–humor–resolve.

See you at the Crown Plaza at 10:00 Sunday–room for 600 or so–raise your voice–raise hell.


The Capitol is scheduled to close at 4PM today:

Police told protesters who have been camping inside the Capitol building for eight days that they will begin collecting sleeping bags, coolers and folding chairs in an effort to return the Capitol to normal business hours Sunday night.

“We are closing the Capitol for a short period of time for public health reasons, as well as for general building maintenance,” Chief Charles Tubbs of the Wisconsin Capitol Police said in a statement issued late Friday. “Everyone agrees that our State Capitol is a source of pride for our state and that we should take a break to take care of the building.”

Protesters who have lived there for several days say they¹re prepared to stage non-violent resistance if police try to clear them out.



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  • q

    February 28, 2011

    stay strong you guys in wisconsin, you’re the front line in the war on middle class by oligarchs! love & solidarity from nyc!

  • Kathleen Benson

    February 27, 2011

    I am a non-represented RN that works at UWHC. If this bill passes, I will feel it immediately. My take home pay will be reduced by at least 300 dollars monthly and I have NO RECOURSE!! Participation in the pension plan is not negotiable. There will be no waiting period for us to take this all in and make some personal changes, it will hit right away. It is creating a culture of resentment at the hospital between employees. It is very sad.

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