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March 6, 2011

Last Nights Town Hall Cancelled After Sen. Vukmir/Rep. Sensenbrenner Refuse to Answer Questions

Filed under: Scott Walker — millerlf @ 7:53 pm
Monday evening there will be a town hall meeting hosted by State Senator Leah Vukmir, with special guest, Congressman Jim Sensebrenner. The meeting will be held on Monday, May 7th at 7:00 PM at the Wauwatosa Public Library 7635 W. North Ave.,Wauwatosa, WI 53213. Click here for a map.
Please arrive at 6:30 PM so that supporters of Wisconsin workers and public education can fill the meeting room. We will NOT picket outside the library. The plan is to take paper signs and posters (not sticks) into the meeting room. Prepare to ask Senator Vukmir hard questions.
Here is what her web site states regarding her position on Gov. Walkers attack on collective bargaining rights and public education.

Newly elected Wisconsin Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir, a Tea Party favorite, told The Daily Caller that the “silent majority” of Wisconsinites agree with Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s new budget plan, despite mass union protests. “While there may be some loud protesters around the capitol all week, the silent majority, who are working during the week, agree with the Governor’s plan..”
Let’s show Vukmir that the “silent majority” includes a lot of people who are opposed to attacks on working families, unions and public education.

Educators’ Network for Social Justice encourages you to attend and for you to contact people you may know who live in the 5th Senate District and encourage them to to attend as well. Here is a map of the 5th Senate District.

4 Comments »

  1. I hope there is a good turnout. The town hall meeting on Sunday night was a tea party extravaganza with very few people showing up in opposition–we were a very small minority! And anyone going should be prepared to be cut off, not have your questions truthfully answered and not allowed to ask follow-up questions. That’s what happened to us.

    Comment by Amy Stickford Becker — March 7, 2011 @ 8:50 am | Reply

  2. I was there tonight. They banged the gavel and split out the emergency exits after less than an hour. As for that silent majority….silent and absent…again.

    Comment by amanda — March 7, 2011 @ 9:20 pm | Reply

  3. No need to worry about being cut off, Representative Sensenbrenner adjourned the meeting at approximately 7:30 pm after 30 minutes of questions and answers (the meeting started early at 6:50 PM). The standing room only crowd became disenchanted with the “talking point” answers and voiced their displeasure. After about five warnings that the meeting would be adjourned if attendees did not quiet down, he cut the meeting short. Representative Sensenbrenner and Senator Vukmir were then serenaded with chants of “Shame! Shame! Shame!” as they left the room.

    Comment by Ken Titera — March 7, 2011 @ 9:48 pm | Reply

  4. I watched the video coverage of this while sitting here in Pennsylvania and I shouted Hurrah! for all the people who came out to confront these liars. State Senator Leah Vukmir dares to say that collective bargaining rights are not being taken away by this proposed law — no wonder they called her out as a liar! Go and give them a taste of their own Tea Party antics — disrupt every meeting. At least these people have the truth on their side!

    Comment by Patchdee — March 8, 2011 @ 1:01 pm | Reply


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