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The slide-show video in this diary is the combined work of Giles Goat Boy and ruleoflaw.  A companion diary to this one can be seen at Wisconsin Recall Mania - A Double Fantasy Diary.

The May 14th rally in Madison was the first day of Wisconsin Recall Mania.  Now it's all about the recalls.  As Chris Bowers so eloquently put it:

The only way the new protest movements against austerity and cuts to workers' rights will be taken seriously is if it starts removing elected officials from office. If the movement fails to do that, then elected officials and other powers that be just won't care. And why should they?

The future of democracy in the United States is riding on the Wisconsin recall elections.  
If you will not fight for your rights, you will lose them.
The fight begins right here, right now.

Giles and ruleoflaw urge you to read Wisconsin Recall Mania - A Double Fantasy Diary wherein ruleoflaw's righteous rant is engraved in ones and zeroes through the miracle of copy & paste.  

Go below the fold to watch the video.  Below the video are some links to show you how you can get involved.

So, ya live far away from Wisconsin and wutten know Johnny Erpenbach if he letcha skip ahead in da bubbler line.  Ya just wanna to sen some dough?  Contribute through Orange to Blue.

If you're a native cheesehead, 'sconnie expatriot or related to a badger by marriage, you probably have a favorite in this race.  To contribute or volunteer for a particular candidate, just click on his or her name below:

Democratic Challenger Sandy Pasch to face Alberta Darling
noise of rain and The Playground Legends have struggled mightily to register poorly-represented Milwaukee voters in Darling's district.  Help them out!

Democratic Challenger Jessica King to oppose Randy Hopper
When he isn't juggling, ruleoflaw has been canvassing and phone banking for Jess King.  Show him and Lucky Angus MacPup some love!

Democratic Challenger Fred Clark to oppose Luther Olsen

Democratic Challenger Jennifer Shilling against Dan Kapanke

Democratic Challenger Shelly Moore to oppose Sheila Harsdorf

Democratic Challenger Nancy Nusbaum against Robert Cowles

To volunteer for or contribute to members of the “Wisconsin 14” Democrats who are facing recalls:

Democratic Incumbent Senator Jim Holperin

Democratic Incumbent Senator Bob Wirch

Democratic Incumbent Senator Dave Hansen

See Giles Goat Boy's related diary here!

Originally posted to ruleoflaw on Wed May 25, 2011 at 03:13 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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