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They got Themselves a Convoy!!


{Hey they don't have one for tractors, or do they, if so put it up, if not someone with talent quickly write one!!}

This site, and message, just popped up on FaceBook and many are joining in even if only in spirit for most. But hey if you're in that region and can make the run, join in.

UpDate: from Satya1 in the comments Family Farm Defenders accepts contributions, I'm sure more then milk would be welcome!

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Join the Farmer Labor Tractorcade

What's it about:

Time Saturday, March 12 · 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location    The Capitol, Madison WI

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Next week, farmers from across the dairyland will bring tractors and solidarity to the WI capitol to fight for labor rights and a just state budget. Rural communities will be disproportionately hurt by the cuts to education and badgercare, and farmers in Wisconsin stand with state workers, and all working and middle class families in the state. The event is sponsored by Family Farm Defenders, Wisconsin Farmers Union and Land Stewardship project. All farmers and eaters welcome and encouraged to come!
If you have a tractor and would like to join in the tractorcade please contact John Peck at Family Farm Defenders - (608) 260-0900; familyfarmdefenders@yahoo.com

Just a few of the comments on the front page when I visited:
This awesome! I feel like decorating my lawn tractor and driving from Pa to Wisconsin to support those folks! I will be there in spirit and cheering everyone on!! YOU GO WISCONSIN! WISCONSIN ROCKS!!!
Thank you farmers of the great state of Wisconsin! You rock. My teacher husband and our family will be there to see this amazing show of support and solid-dairy! In my plea for sanity in Wisconsin; I have referred to the work ethics, fiscal responsiblility and community mindedness of my grandfather who was a farmer. This is so awesome. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Just a quick thought for Family Farm Defenders - make sure there is time for the tractors to be parked so people who have never been on a farm can come up and talk to the farmers about their lives and how they will be affected.
Well, if the ol' Gov. Walker thinks the union workers, police, fire and teachers are hanging tough, wait till he meets the farmers. Wonder if he's ever seen a real one before?
Ya see there little noisy teabaggers, this is called 'GrassRoots' not corporate financed, not a 24/7 channel of free advertising, and not corporate media parrots!!
You Go Wisconson, Rolling Thunder of Farm Tractors, Farmers and All the Supporters who can be there with Ya!!
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