Thursday, February 17, 2011

ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA IS ORGANIZING IN MADISON

Contents below were in an e-mail forwarded by ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA

Organizing for America Plans Emergency Labor Rally in Madison
Dan Grandone, Organizing for America State/Local - Monday, February 14, 2011

MADISON, WI - We always knew Scott Walker would pursue a right-wing, anti-worker agenda. We didn't know it would be this extreme.At a time when most folks are still struggling to get back on their feet, Gov. Walker has asked the state legislature to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights. Under his plan, park rangers, teachers, and prison guards would no longer be able to fight back if the new Republican majority tries to slash their health benefits or pensions.But that's not even the most shocking part: The governor has also put the state National Guard on alert in case of "labor unrest."We can't -- and won't -- let Scott Walker's heavy-handed tactics scare us. This Tuesday and Wednesday, February 15th and 16th, volunteers will be attending rallies at the state capitol, put together by our organized labor allies. The vote could come as early as Wednesday, and we need to speak out now to show lawmakers in Madison that we're not only paying attention; we're fired up and ready to act.

Can you make it on Tuesday or Wednesday?

Here are the details:

What: Emergency rally for state workersWhere: Madison Masonic Temple301 Wisconsin AvenueMadison, WI 53703When: Tuesday and Wednesday, February 15th and 16thLegislative briefing at 10:00 a.m.State capitol rally at 12:00 p.m.Gov. Walker won't even talk to state workers about his proposal to strip them of their rights. He is ignoring Wisconsin voices today and asking for the power to drown them out permanently tomorrow.We're ready to do all we can to make sure that doesn't happen. OFA volunteers are going to fight for our friends with state jobs, our allies in organized labor, and the freedom of all Wisconsinites to organize their communities.Please attend the rally in Madison to stop Scott Walker:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/m/55c110f7/50625738/14768b82a/11882026/610669227/VEsF/Thanks,DanDan

GrandoneWisconsin State DirectorOrganizing for America

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Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.... My Barack Obama

Emergency Lobby Days & Rallies (Protect Our Progress)

This week, there are two action days being held in Madison on Tuesday and Wednesday. Join OFA volunteers as we continue to move America forward by stopping Governor Scott Walker from taking Wisconsin back...in his effort to deny public employees their collective bargaining rights. We’re fired up and ready to go!

There will be legislative briefings both days at the Madison Masonic Temple at 10:00am followed by lobby visits to the State Capitol. The Rallies will be held at 12:00noon at King Street Capitol Entrance.

There will be limited busing available from Milwaukee, Racine, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Wausau, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Prairie du Chien, River Falls and Superior. For further transportation information, please visit http://wiafscme.org/index.cfm?action=article&articleID=1459bf12-9d73-4527-b059-45999bd653ce

http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gpzrvd/?override_wrapper_id=Cw3hs

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Field Trip! Teacher Takes High School Students to Union Protest; Students Don’t Know Why They’re There

Many of the hundreds of Madison East High School students didn’t know why their teachers brought them to the union protests at the Wisconsin Capitol Tuesday. But they knew they were just happy to be out of class. See this raw video from today’s government union rally in opposition to Governor Scott Walker’s budget.
(34 second video - 169 comments to date)

http://www.breitbart.tv/field-trip-teacher-takes-high-school-students-to-union-protest-students-dont-know-why-theyre-there/

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Wisconsin Protests: State Police Pursue Democratic Lawmakers Boycotting Vote
check out the video in the comments section

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/17/wisconsin-protests-scott-walker-police_n_824697.html

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February 17, 2011
DNC playing role in Wisconsin protests

The Democratic National Committee's Organizing for America arm -- the remnant of the 2008 Obama campaign -- is playing an active role in organizing protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's attempt to strip most public employees of collective bargaining rights.
OfA, as the campaign group is known, has been criticized at times for staying out of local issues like same-sex marraige, but it's riding to the aide of the public sector unions who hoping to persuade some Republican legislators to oppose Walker's plan. And while Obama may have his difference with teachers unions, OfA's engagement with the fight -- and Obama's own clear stance against Walker -- mean that he's remaining loyal to key Democratic Party allies at what is, for them, a very dangerous moment.

OfA Wisconsin's field efforts include filling buses and building turnout for the rallies this week in Madison, organizing 15 rapid response phone banks urging supporters to call their state legislators, and working on planning and producing rallies, a Democratic Party official in Washington said.

The @OFA_WI twitter account has published 54 tweets promoting the rallies, which the group has also plugged on its blog.

"At a time when most folks are still struggling to get back on their feet, Gov. Walker has asked the state legislature to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights. Under his plan, park rangers, teachers, and prison guards would no longer be able to fight back if the new Republican majority tries to slash their health benefits or pensions," OfA Wisconsin State Director Dan Grandone wrote supporters in an email. "But that's not even the most shocking part: The governor has also put the state National Guard on alert in case of 'labor unrest.' We can't -- and won't -- let Scott Walker's heavy-handed tactics scare us. This Tuesday and Wednesday, February 15th and 16th, volunteers will be attending rallies at the state
He continued:

Gov. Walker won't even talk to state workers about his proposal to strip them of their rights. He is ignoring Wisconsin voices today and asking for the power to drown them out permanently tomorrow.

We're ready to do all we can to make sure that doesn't happen. OFA volunteers are going to fight for our friends with state jobs, our allies in organized labor, and the freedom of all Wisconsinites to organize their communities.

Comment section: What JournoList Ben and others in the LeftMedia don't dare show you is the actuality of the "demonstrations." The hate-filled signs comparing Governor Walker to Hitler. The piles of trash the demonstrators left behind. The videos of the high school students bused to the protests, who cheerfully admit they have no idea why their teachers told them to be there.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0211/DNC_playing_role_in_Wisconsin_protests.html
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Senate Dems stage walkout, in 'secure' location outside Capitol

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_01c093f0-3ac0-11e0-ba01-001cc4c002e0.html

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