A whole lot of my and the whole Wisconsin contingent's efforts at large during Netroots New York and the Occupy Wall Street unconference this weekend were spent explaining and advocating for the big Solidarity Sing Along standoff coming up tomorrow.
More on that later. For now, happy to get home and see that the Occupy Madison GA has officially endorsed Mass Civil Disobedience for the big Sing Along action!
Momentum is clearly building around this, and Rachel Maddow covered it extensively for MSNBC on Friday:
That was the first day that the law went into effect, and the energy behind the action against it couldn't be more apparent. Moreover, we are already winning, as Giles Goat Boy blogged in the Daily Kos, "Walker chickend out." Or at least is trying to.
Emily Mills at Dane101 lays out the 'revisions' in that vein that the Walker administration made to their initial attempt to stifle freedom of speech in the Capitol, and she further reports that Walker hired Rove protege Jocelyn Webster for damage control:
Webster was appointed as the new DOA communications director shortly before the new policies were released. According to joint reporting from PRWatch's Brendan Fischer and Joe Vittie of WisconsinReporters.com, Webster comes to Wisconsin by way of Karl Rove's Office of Political Affairs in the George W. Bush Administration
Yet Wisconsin activists will clearly not be appeased in this manner, as we will be seeing at tomorrow's action.
And considering netroots and Occupy Wall Street folks this weekend were already discussing how great it would be to start a New York iteration of the Solidarity Sing, I dare say things could be just starting to heat up on this one!