A big positive development just happened in Wisconsin.
Before adjourning until March 1st, the Republican controlled state
Senate Assembly rescinded their vote to move to final passage on the bill to strip state employees of the right to collectively bargain. This makes it possible to amend the bill again. From a local reporter over twitter:
@news3jessica Jessica Arp
Before adjourning, Republicans rescinded their vote to go to final passage, making the bill now amendable again.
This is huge. It’s a clear sign that Republicans are wavering and are now open to changing the bill. The pressure is working.
The protests are going to continue all weekend. The Democratic State Senators remain across state lines. As long as they keep up this remarkable fight, we need to stand with them.
Please, donate $14 to the Wisconsin State Senate Democratic committee, one for each of the 14 heroic Senators.
Update: The state Assembly rescinded their vote to move to final passage, not the Senate. As numerous commenters correctly pointed out, the Senate can't do anything right now, since there is an absence of a quorum.
Keep correcting me when I am wrong, and please keep donating to the Wisconsin state Senate Democratic Committee.
Update 2: We are over 500 donations! Can we reach 750? Please, chip in $14
Update 3: Holy crap, we hit 750. You guys must really be behind this thing in Wisconsin. How about $1,000 people giving $14?