Hey WI kossacks! Here's a quick invite/reminder of the events happening tonight and tomorrow re Walker's Putsch last year.
Tonight: Candlelight vigils across the state to remember the late-night passing of Walker's anti-union hackjob of a "Budget Repair Bill." (6-7pm by location)
Also, first showing of new "We Are Wisconsin" film at Orpheum Theatre (Madison); 7pm.
Sat noon: United Wisconsin "pre-rally" to celebrate new offices near the Square, then marching to join the big...
Sat pm: RECLAIM WISCONSIN rally on the Square!!
Jump the Mutant Cheese Doodle of Walker's Doom for the details:
If I were you I'd arrive to any event before the listed time: off-square parking may fill up fast; see familiar faces or make new friends; practice your chants; etc :o)
Friday pm candlelight vigils:
Today, Friday March 9th, we will shed a light on the year anniversary of one the darkest times in Wisconsin state history. Join us as we hold candlelight vigils across the state and remember when Gov. Scott Walker illegally rammed his union busting bill through the legislature in the dead of night.Friday pm vigil events:
La Crosse: Green Island Park, 2312 7th Street S, 6pmFriday pm, Madison showing of new film "We Are Wisconsin":
Eau Claire: Phoenix Park, 6pm
Racine: Monument Square, 500 S Main Street, 6pm
Milwaukee: Milwaukee Co Courthouse, 901 North 9th Street (Wells St Side), 6pm
Madison: State Capitol, 6pm
Wausau: 400 Block Square, Downtown Wausau, 6pm
Wautoma: World War II Memorial Building, 440 West Main Street, 7pm
Mequon: Mequon City Hall, 11333 N Cedarburg Road, 6pm
River Falls: Veteran's Park, 1 N Main Street, 6pm
Appleton: Houdini Park, 100 W Laurence Street, 6pm
Oshkosh: Opera Square, 6:30pm
We Are Wisconsin, the film
Sneak Preview at the Orpheum Theatre-Madison
216 State Street following the Candlelight Vigil at 7:00 p.m.
Information and $20.00 general admission tickets available at:
Saturday - Be Prepared!! Weather forecast from UW-Madison Meteorology: NOT AS COOL. BREEZY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S!!. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
Sat noon pre-rally: United Wisconsin: RECLAIM WISCONSIN
Join United Wisconsin at our new offices (131 W. Wilson St.) for a pre-rally at noon on March 10th. Special guest speakers include State Representative Peter Barca, Mahlon Mitchell, and John Nichols! They will then join us as we march to the capitol and join the Reclaim Wisconsin rally with the state AFL-CIO and other partners. Don't miss this historic day as we rally to Reclaim Wisconsin. Be sure to check out the in-kind donation wish list in the event! FORWARD!United Wisconsin
*noise of rain's Overpass Light Brigade will meet-up at this pre-rally!! :o) As well as tonight at Lady Forward statue for candlelight vigil*
This is a "pre-rally" that then marches onto the Square to join the big...
RECLAIM WISCONSIN rally on the Square 2pm+: WI AFL-CIO, Madison Teachers Inc (MTI), We Are Wisconsin, Cops for Labor, Firefighters, Nurses, Steelworkers, Thugs, oh my!
More speakers, marchers coming from all over the state, more drums, some bagpipes, more chants, more democrabeeps, more witty posters, I'm just guessing the Solidarity Singers, maybe brats? (Yumm).
I'm sure I'm leaving out awesome rally partners, and for that I apologize.
Anyhoo - if you can get here, Get Here!
UPDATE 9:31 pm Central - statement from Phil Neuenfeldt; Pres of WI AFL-CIO:
Pro Labor Alliance Inc.
Brothers and Sisters,
Join us tomorrow, Saturday, March 10th in Madison! From across the state, working people are coming to the Capitol to proudly declare that our movement is still here, and one year longer has made us one year stronger.
One year ago, Gov. Scott Walker sought to divide Wisconsinites when he rammed his corporate sponsored anti-worker law through the state legislature. But, one year later, we are more united than ever in our shared fight to Reclaim Wisconsin from Gov. Walker’s disastrous policies.
Be there to kick off the pre-rally festivities at 1:00 p.m (on the Square ~ JV). before the speakers take the stage to start the main event at 2:00 p.m.
We’ve made it through a rough year filled with policies that chipped away at our rights as workers, voters, parents, and community members. And we know the work to reclaim the Wisconsin that we know and love is far from over.
Make sure you’ve signed and shared the Pledge to Reclaim Wisconsin so that we can continue our fight into the long haul. Only by recalling Scott Walker can we reclaim our voice in our communities, our state, and our democracy.
Again, we can’t wait to stand together with you in Madison tomorrow. While you’re there, tweet with the hashtag #ReclaimWI and share your pictures and videos by sending them to ReclaimWI@gmail.com . We’ll be posting our favorites where everyone can see them.
We’ve overcome a lot in the past year, and together, the voices of Wisconsin’s working people are only going to get stronger and louder in the year to come.
Phil Neuenfeldt, President