Friday, February 18, 2011

[PDI] FW: This weekend: Wisconsin on fire


-----Original Message-----
From: Carol B Davis <>
Sent: February 18, 2011 9:09 PM
To: Carol B Davis <>
Subject: Fw: This weekend: Wisconsin on fire

Hi Everyone!
I just want to let you know that there will be rallies all weekend in Madison!  Scroll down for more information.
If you can manage to make it to Madison, you will have the satisfaction of helping the survival of Unions in America.  The right for Unions to exist is at stake in Wisconsin, but will probably spread to much of America.
The trains to Madison leave 4 times a day from Union station and the trip is about 3 hours.

--- On Fri, 2/18/11, Manny Herrmann, AFL-CIO <> wrote:

From: Manny Herrmann, AFL-CIO <>
Subject: This weekend: Wisconsin on fire
Date: Friday, February 18, 2011, 5:57 PM

Dear Carol B,
Have you heard? Today, tens of thousands of protesters continued to flood the Wisconsin state house – all to oppose Gov. Scott Walker's assault on middle-class jobs and collective bargaining rights.

Can you make it to Madison, Wis., this weekend? This could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feel incredible energy and make a difference—don't miss out.

Two rallies are confirmed in Madison for Saturday: one at 10:30 a.m., and another at 4:30 p.m.

If you can't make those, there are also other events throughout Wisconsin, and more events are being announced all the time. So it is very likely there will be protests on Saturday & Sunday.

For regularly updated information on what's happening in Wisconsin this weekend, go here:

Really try to come if you can. We need all hands on deck this weekend to stop Gov. Walker's budget repair sham. Gov. Walker manufactured a budget emergency by giving tax cuts to business owners, and now he's going after Wisconsin's workers to pay for them—trying to rob some 200,000 public employees of their democratic collective bargaining rights.

Public-sector union members are directly under attack today—but if we don't speak out together, all workers will be under attack in no time. This is not about unions—it's about preserving a middle class in America.

Please come out this weekend. Here's where to find out what's happening in Wisconsin:

In Solidarity,

Manny Herrmann
Online Mobilization Coordinator, AFL-CIO

P.S. We just got word that tea party protesters will be in Madison tomorrow. We will provide them full space to exercise their rights, as we exercise our rights. Please avoid engaging tea party activists in any confrontational way. Discuss and spread this important message with all activists you see at the rallies.
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