Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog

April 8, 2011

All Out for State Fair Park Monday Starting a 7AM with Rally at 4:30 PM: Drop Off Letter at Petite Center if Cannot Attend

Filed under: Wisconsin Uprising — millerlf @ 2:02 pm

Milwaukee Joint Finance Committee Budget Public Hearing

Monday, April 11th

10:00am-6:00pm

Wisconsin State Fair Park Expo Center

8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis

*Come early if you want to testify*  Wear Red

 

Public Testimony Drive-Thru and Drop-Off

Monday, 6:00am-6:00pm

Parking lot east of Petit Ice Center

(East of 84th St. on Adler St.)

If you can’t make the hearing, people can drop off written testimony or fill out a JFC hearing testimony slip at the drive-thru site.

 

Press Conference

Monday @ 7:00am

Outside State Fair Park Expo Center

 

Rally Against Walker’s Budget

Monday @ 4:30pm

April 7, 2011

The Attempt to Steal the Election Begins

Filed under: Elections,Scott Walker,Wisconsin Uprising — millerlf @ 8:15 pm

Kathy Nickolaus, Republican operative elected as Waukesha County Clerk, says she didn’t hit “save” for 7500 votes for Prosser.

Prosser gains 7,500 votes in Waukesha County after inputting error

Associated Press, State Journal staff madison.com Posted: Thursday, April 7

WAUKESHA — Incumbent Justice David Prosser gained a 7,500-vote lead in the hotly contested state Supreme Court race Thursday after the clerk in conservative-leaning Waukesha County announced she had undercounted votes due to an inputting error.

If the new results stand, they would swing the election to Prosser after unofficial results Wednesday showed challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg was the winner with a 204-vote lead out of nearly 1.5 million votes cast.

The new totals showed Prosser with 92,263 votes in Waukesha County, while Kloppenburg had 32,758.

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus said the votes weren’t reported to The Associated Press on Tuesday due to “human error.”

“This is not a case of extra votes or extra ballots being found,” she said. “This is human error, which I apologize for.”

The missing numbers were all from the city of Brookfield, Nickolaus said. Nickolaus said she discovered the error Wednesday. Apparently, she said, she entered the numbers into the system but failed to hit “save.”

“I came in to upload the information into the file for the statewide canvas,” she said. “When I opened it up it had all the city of Brookfield fields and columns and I saw there were zeroes.”

She said the mistake occurred on the “day-to-day system” she uses in her office and has “nothing to do with the election software or system at all.”

Before the announcement, it was assumed the race between Prosser, a 68-year-old conservative justice, and Kloppenburg, a liberal assistant state attorney general, was headed for a recount. But Prosser’s lead is likely to stand if the new numbers hold up through canvassing in all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.

Opponents of the union rights law had hoped a Kloppenburg victory would set the stage for the high court to strike it down.

Messages left with both Kloppenburg and Prosser’s campaigns were not immediately returned.

The count was corrected on the first day that counties were in the process of verifying unofficial vote totals reported Tuesday. The race was so close, despite 1.5 million votes being cast, that the lead flipped back and forth repeatedly on election day and in the days after as those preliminary totals were checked and updated.

Gov. Scott Walker told The Associated Press before details of the new votes were announced that voters will demand transparency.

“The overriding principle has got to be that every vote that was legally cast in Wisconsin needs to be counted,” Walker said.

The surprise discovery of votes that could give Prosser the win and quash any recount before it starts already had liberal groups crying foul.

“There is a history of secrecy and partisanship surrounding the Waukesha County Clerk and there remain unanswered questions,” said Scot Ross, director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

Nickolaus has come under scrutiny before.

Last year, county officials raised objections to her practice of storing election data off the county’s computer network, instead keeping it on computers in her office, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The practice prevented the county’s information technology specialists from verifying that the system was secure from failing, the county’s director of administration said at the time. Auditors later recommended that Nickolaus improve security and backup procedures.

In 2001, Nickolaus was granted immunity to testify about her role as a computer analyst for the Assembly Republican Caucus, then under investigation — along with the Senate Republican Caucus and the Democratic caucuses for both houses — for using state resources to secretly run campaigns.

Nickolaus, a seven-year employee of the ARC, headed up an effort to develop a computer program that averaged the performance of Republicans in statewide races by ward.

Recall Petitions for 2nd Wisconsin Republican to be Filed Today

Filed under: Scott Walker,Wisconsin Uprising — millerlf @ 9:10 am

Another One in the Hopper

April 07, 2011

MADISON– Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following this morning’s report in the Fond du Lac Reporter that petitions to force the recall of Sen. Randy Hopper will be filed today in Madison.

“Randy Hopper, like Dan Kapanke before him, made his choice when he cast his lot with Scott Walker and his extreme power grab. Today, a coalition of Republicans, Democrats and independents took the historic step of calling him to account.

This announcement comes only two days after Wisconsinites turned out en masse, with some precincts posting record turnout rivaling that of the 2008 presidential election, to stand up against Scott Walker and his outrageous assault on Wisconsin’s working families.

People all over Wisconsin, and the 18th Senate District, tried to make themselves heard in February and March, but Hopper, like Walker, would not listen.

Now, both at the polls on Tuesday and on the ground the past few weeks in the 18th District, the people have sent a clear signal to an intransigent governor and his rubberstamp legislature that their methods and philosophies have been rejected, and there is no choice now but to know that the working families of Wisconsin will be heard.

It’s clear that the tide is turning in Wisconsin. The events of the past week should give the remaining six Republicans eligible for recall who are, for the moment, in the majority, pause about how they proceed with enacting Walker’s terrible budget.”

Supreme Court Vote by County

Filed under: Elections,Scott Walker,Wisconsin Uprising — millerlf @ 8:48 am

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All Out for April 11th: Joint Finance Budget Hearing at State Fair park

Filed under: Scott Walker,Wisconsin Uprising — millerlf @ 8:40 am
Monday, April 11  – Hearing and Important Rally 4:30 PM
  • Monday, April 11th10am–6pmJoint Finance Committee of the Wisconsin State Legislature, Public Hearing on 2011-2013 Budget. Wisconsin State Fair Park, Expo Center, Hall, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. Likely the only JFC hearing on the budget in the Milwaukee area that will allow public testimony. There will be a Press Conference at 7 am and Rally at 4:30pm outside Expo Center. Written testimony can dropped off from 6am – 6pm in parking lots northeast of Petit Ice Center, east of 84th Street on Adler. VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE A LARGE TURN OUT AT THE RALLY TO KEEP THE MOMENTUM UP. There will be more details available today about a series of activities — on Sunday, April 10 and throughout the day on Monday.
Sunday May 1
  • Sunday, May 1st — The annual May Day March sponsored by Voces de La Frontera. (Mark your calendars — it should be the biggest one ever!) Starts at 1027 S. 5th Street and marches to Veterans’ Park on the Lake Front.
Recall Darling Work Continues
  • Recall effort continues and needs volunteers. The office is 6807 W Green Bay Rd.  Please help out.

April 6, 2011

Walker in Denial: Its All About Him

Filed under: Scott Walker,Wisconsin Supreme Court,Wisconsin Uprising — millerlf @ 3:06 pm

Walker says Supreme Court race not a referendum on his agenda

Associated Press madison.com Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker says the state Supreme Court race was not a referendum on him.

Walker said Wednesday the election that was too close to call was a choice about two different candidates with different backgrounds. Based on unofficial results previously unknown JoAnne Kloppenburg led incumbent David Prosser by a razor thin 204 votes.

Kloppenburg supporters tried to tie Prosser to Walker throughout the campaign against Prosser, who is a former Republican speaker of the Assembly.

Walker says for those who believe the election was a referendum, the votes against Prosser were largely focused in the Madison and Milwaukee areas. He says he’s not worried that the election results are a bad sign for Republican state senators up for recalls.

Wisconsin State Journal: Kloppenburg Wins by Narrow Vote, Declares Victory

Filed under: Wisconsin Supreme Court,Wisconsin Uprising — millerlf @ 3:01 pm

Kloppenburg tops Prosser by razor-thin margin in Supreme Court race

DEE J. HALL Associated Press madison.com Posted: Wednesday, April 6

With all precincts reporting, challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg edged incumbent David Prosser in a tight race for Wisconsin Supreme Court justice that seems certain to end up in a recount.

With all 3,630 precincts reporting as of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Kloppenburg led by 204 votes, 740,090 to 739,886.

Prosser’s campaign didn’t return a message early Wednesday to the Associated Press. However, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that he told supporters at his election-night party that there was “little doubt” there would be a recount.

When she was trailing earlier Wednesday morning, Kloppenburg told supporters she hadn’t given up.

“We’re still hopeful,” Kloppenburg said, according to AP. “So thank you all and let’s all get a good night’s sleep and see what tomorrow brings.”

The nonpartisan matchup between Prosser, a self-described judicial conservative, and Kloppenburg, an assistant attorney general who has vowed to be impartial on the bench, drew more special-interest money and attention than any Supreme Court race in state history.

Tuesday’s contest was widely considered a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s moves to weaken public employee unions and a test of the political strength of the unions to strike back.

The fate of the law, currently tied up in Dane County Circuit Court, likely will be determined by the Supreme Court. A Kloppenburg win would be seen as breaking the court’s 4-3 conservative bloc, which is expected to be sympathetic to the measure.

The race also was being watched around the country as the first test of a coordinated move by Republican governors to cut state spending and undercut public employee unions, traditionally strong supporters of liberal and Democratic candidates.

Business and conservative groups favoring Prosser, 68, weighed in heavily with TV ads, spending almost $2.2 million in an effort to defeat Kloppenburg, 57. The liberal Greater Wisconsin Committee poured an estimated $1.4 million into ads attacking Prosser, according to the New York-based Brennan Center for Justice, which has been tracking spending in the race.

The commercials accused Prosser of declining to prosecute a sex offender priest in the late 1970s while he served as the district attorney of Outagamie County. The ads also charged Prosser would uphold Walker’s political agenda. The incumbent also was criticized for calling Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson a “total bitch.” He has said Abrahamson goaded him to anger, and he faulted her for creating a divisive atmosphere on the court.

Kloppenburg was criticized for her lack of judicial experience and labeled as a “government lawyer” whose prosecution in a state environmental case landed an elderly farmer in jail.

The spending broke the state’s previous record for television spending by non-candidate groups, the Brennan Center said.

“Once again, costly spending and negative attack ads have raged out of control in Wisconsin,” said Charles Hall, a spokesman for Justice at Stake, which opposes special interest spending in court races. “Regardless of who wins this election, public confidence in a fair, impartial court system will inevitably be damaged.”

Both sides were banking on large turnouts in key areas Tuesday to fuel their candidates to victory in the race for a 10-year term on the bench.

Madison has been ground zero for protests against Walker’s collective bargaining bill that drew tens of thousands of demonstrators to the Capitol and around the state. Turnout in Madison was on pace to beat records for a spring election, with Madison estimating 70 percent of registered voters went to the polls.

Prosser campaign manager Brian Nemoir said he was encouraged by high turnouts around Milwaukee. The counties around Wisconsin’s largest city generally vote Republican, helped Prosser, a former Republican speaker of the state Assembly.

Until Walker introduced his bill severely limiting collective bargaining for 175,000 public employees, Prosser was seen as a clear favorite. He got 55 percent of the vote in the four-way Feb. 15 primary to Kloppenburg’s 25 percent.

“Prosser won Milwaukee city and county in the primary, so that needs to turn around — and turn around big-time — for Kloppenburg to have a shot,” said Charles Franklin, a UW-Madison professor of political science.

Franklin said the heavier than normal turnout favored Kloppenburg because it meant voters who sat out the primary were energized to vote in Tuesday’s election.

“Prosser would have sailed to re-election if this (controversy) hadn’t come up,” Franklin said. “I think a lot of the race has become a proxy fight between Walker and the unions.”

The final tally appeared to be held up by vote counting in Eau Claire and Marathon counties, which continued after midnight.

The close results suggest the race may be decided by a recount. Under Wisconsin election law, a candidate has three days after the official results have been tallied to request a recount. The candidate must specify a reason for the request, such as a belief a mistake was made in the counting or some other irregularity.

Prosser has been on the high court for 12 years. He was appointed by then-Gov. Tommy Thompson in 1998 and elected to a 10-year term with no opponent in 2001.

Kloppenburg has worked as an assistant attorney general for 22 years under both Republican and Democratic attorneys general. She handles a variety of legal matters, specializing in environmental regulation and litigation. Prosser labeled her inexperienced. Kloppenburg criticized Prosser for being a partisan because of his repeated references to himself as a judicial conservative.

The nearly $3.6 million in outside spending is for commercials aired through Monday and is expected to increase once Tuesday’s ad buys are tallied, the Brennan Center said.

Even without a final tally, this race has been more expensive than the 2008 contest that drew $3.38 million in outside spending. Then-Burnett County Circuit Judge Mike Gableman defeated incumbent Justice Louis Butler in that race.

The candidates themselves were limited to each spending $100,000 in the primary and $300,000 in the general election under the state’s new Impartial Justice Act — a public-financing program Walker proposes to cut.

The winner of Tuesday’s election will be sworn in Aug. 1.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

April 3, 2011

Women, Firefighters and the Wisconsin Uprising

Filed under: Scott Walker,Unions,Wisconsin Uprising — millerlf @ 9:39 am

We Work Hard, but Who’s Complaining?

Op-Ed Contributor:  NATASHA VARGAS-COOPER  Published: April 2, 2011 NYTimes

WHEN a couple dozen brawny, uniformed and helmeted firefighters, led by a bagpipe player, marched through a crowd of pro-union protesters in Madison, Wis., last month, I knew, almost to a certainty, that Gov. Scott Walker had picked a fight with the wrong crew.

As the firemen assembled on the Statehouse steps, the swelling, boisterous crowd, which had raucously encircled and occupied the Capitol for days, pushing back against Governor Walker’s plan to strip public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights, all of a sudden slipped into silent reverence.

While the plan exempts policemen and firemen, the first responders rallied under the oldest first principle of militant unionism: An Injury to One is an Injury to All. And the presence of these mostly white, husky, mustachioed firemen — many with soot still speckling their uniforms — had highlighted a major issue that generally goes undetected by the news media when covering labor conflicts.

In short, it’s what my old union called “the Husband Issue.”

Allow me to explain.

I spent five years as an organizer, and hundreds of hours in the living rooms, at the kitchen tables and on the porches of countless low-wage nursing assistants, hospital food workers and clinical lab scientists, trying to talk them into our union.

These were almost always women. No surprise, really. Whatever growth there has been in organized labor over the last few years — and there hasn’t been much — has been primarily among service workers, that near-invisible class of underpaid workers who clean bedpans, vacuum hotel rooms and mop the floors of operating rooms. I recall one heady organizing drive in Southern California that unionized 9,000 hospital workers, and they were almost exclusively low-wage immigrant women.

Most of those I was recruiting had never been in a union before, had no relatives in unions, and were being introduced to a strange new concept, collective bargaining. For any question a woman had, whether about dues, strikes, seniority, pensions or what she had to gain from forming a union, I had an answer ready to go. (Dues give you power; strikes are rare; every one deserves to retire with dignity. You want a direct say in your wages and benefits, don’t you?).

There was one rebuff, nevertheless, against which I was utterly powerless. It had nothing to do with politics, the boss or dues. Seven simple but devastating words: “I need to ask my husband first.”

Despite the endless training we got on how to ease workers’ doubts, we could never really establish a convincing response for the Husband Issue. It would shift the dynamic so suddenly, and require treading on such volatile emotional territory, that we would often politely say goodbye and scuttle out the door.

(For the record: No man I ever spoke to said, “Excuse me, I have to check first with my wife,” before signing a union card.)

In the current storm over public employee unions rattling the Midwest, this issue of gender is usually overlooked. Women, working as state clerks, teachers and nurses, dominate the organized public sector. And just as Rust Belt Republicans have deftly exploited longstanding stereotypes about public workers as lazy, pampered and gorging themselves on the taxpayers’ teat, they have also made cynical use of gender clichés to try to keep female-dominated unions in their place.

The reality that women are increasingly the breadwinners, providing the financial stability for middle-class families through a good union job, doesn’t seem to inform the Republican state of mind. Instead, women’s income and benefits are still perceived by many as strictly supplementary to the nuclear family, if not entirely superfluous. And therefore they are a prime target for budget cuts.

In addition, pink-collar jobs already require a saint-like disposition and an overall doing-more-with-less attitude. Cutting the pensions of these female workers, freezing their wages and curtailing their rights seems, to many, one of a piece with the suffering and forbearance reserved for our mothers.

The error committed by the antiunion governors is that their attack this time around was so slashing that it cut to the very marrow of organized labor: middle-class white men who saw their futures and their rights threatened. In Ohio, Gov. John Kasich even signed a law that goes so far as to prohibit policemen and firemen from negotiating over their staffing, or even the number of patrol cars and trucks at their disposal.

Police officers and firemen? Who is going to successfully argue that these guys are pampered and spoiled?

Call it what you want, and ascribe it to whatever motivation you please, but there’s just a radically different emotional atmosphere, a very divergent set of optics and ultimately an explosive political dynamic established when stoic firemen in bulky parkas and red helmets are on the picket line rather than teachers in pink T-shirts.

For better or for worse, they are still the Alpha Males of American society, our designated and respected protectors. They might be routinely taken for granted as a reliable conservative force, but someone forgot they are also still union men. These are men who recall clearly how the old-line male-dominated industrial unions — the steelworkers, autoworkers, miners and millworkers — have been whittled down or expunged. And to fiddle around with their livelihoods is like watching someone push your dad around. The reaction is an instinctive anger, horror and a sensation of the bottom falling out.

So, when those firemen took the steps of the Madison Capitol a few weeks ago, I was among those heartened and stirred. I could not resist, though, feeling more than a twinge of disappointment. I fear if it had been just some state home care workers or public school kindergarten teachers up there on the steps, it would not have ignited the same public sympathy and this fight would not be taken as seriously as it is.

Natasha Vargas-Cooper, a former union organizer, is the author of “Mad Men Unbuttoned: A Romp Through 1960s America” and a contributor to Slake, a quarterly.

April 1, 2011

Gallup Poll: Americans back unions over governors in labor disputes

Filed under: Scott Walker,Wisconsin Uprising — millerlf @ 3:51 pm

By Catalina Camia, USA TODAY 4/1/2011

More Americans back public employee labor unions than governors in states that are trying to rein in costs by curbing collective bargaining rights, a new poll shows.

Nearly half, or 48%, of Americans say they agree with public-sector unions in these disputes, compared with 39% who agree with governors, the Gallup Poll says.

Thirteen percent say they favor neither side or don’t have an opinion.

Thursday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed into law a controversial measure that bans strikes and curbs the collective bargaining rights of unions for teachers, law enforcement and other public employees. The measure affects about 360,000 employees.

In Wisconsin, a judge forced Gov. Scott Walker to halt plans to implement such a law. The protests of thousands of union supporters and the boycott of Democratic lawmakers over the measure captured national attention and signaled the beginning of similar fights in states such as Indiana.

Kasich and Walker are both Republicans.

The Gallup survey of 1,027 adults found broad support within key groups for the public sector unions. Not surprisingly, seven in 10 Democrats say they support the unions, followed by 61% of 18- to 34-year-olds.

Governors in these disputes received their largest support from Republicans (65%) and men (45%).

The poll was taken March 25-27 and has a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points.

March 28, 2011

Statewide Event list for Walker’s State Budget

Filed under: Scott Walker,Wisconsin Uprising — millerlf @ 12:43 pm

…and related events

(Last updated: Monday, March 28, 2011)

Joint Finance Committee Public Hearings on State Budget

  • Thursday, April 7th, Stevens Point, 10am – 6pm – Joint Finance Committee of the Wisconsin State Legislature, Public Hearing on 2011-2013 Budget, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Lee S. Dreyfus University Center in the Melvin R. Laird room at 1015 Reserve Street.
  • Friday, April 8th, Minong (Washburn Co), 10am – 6pm – Joint Finance Committee of the Wisconsin State Legislature, Public Hearing on 2011-2013 Budget, Richard’s Auditorium of Northwood School, N14463 Highway 53.
  • Monday, March 11th – Milwaukee/West Allis -10am-6pm – Joint Finance Committee of the Wisconsin State Legislature, Public Hearing on 2011-2013 Budget. Wisconsin State Fair Park, Expo Center, Hall, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis
  • Wednesday, April 13th, Arcadia (between Eau Claire and La Crosse), 10am – 6pm – Joint Finance Committee of the Wisconsin State Legislature, Public Hearing on 2011-2013 Budget, Arcadia High School Auditorium.

Capitol and Madison

  • Wednesday, April 6th – 9am start
    • Disability Advocacy Day at the State Capitol. Meet at WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, 201 W. Washington. Registration deadline March 28. If you are interested contact Shel Gross at shelgross@tds.net or 608-250-4368.

Milwaukee Area (Jennissee Volpintesta, 262-364-6751 and Peter Drummond, 414-333-1606)

 

Early voting in the City of Milwaukee has started. 841 N. Broadway, Room 102, 8:30 am – 4:30pm

 

  • Monday, March 28th – 4:30pm – Protest of the reception honoring Sen. Alberta Darling with Cong. Paul Ryan. University Club, 924 E. Wells St.
  • Monday March 28th – 6 -8pm – Informational Session on Voter Rights with Milwaukee County Sup. Nikiya Harris, NAACP President James Hall, and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Milwaukee Chapter. Morse-Marshall School for the Gifted and Talented, 4141 N. 64th Street, Milwaukee
  • Tuesday, March 29th – 5:30-7:30pm – The Impact of the State Budget on the City of Milwaukee, Hillside Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th Street. Featuring: Sen. Coggs, Alderwoman Coggs, Rep. Young, and Sup. Johnson. Contact Alderwoman Milele Coggs, 414-286-2994 or mcogg@milwaukee.gov
  • Tuesday, March 29th – 5:30 – Rep. Pasch and the Milwaukee Democratic Legislative Caucus will hold a town hall on education provisions within Governor Walker’s proposed budget on the UW-Milwaukee
  • Wednesday, March 30th – 6pm – 8pm- MPS Parent Meeting. Organized by Parents for Parents. 6:00 – 8 PM at MPS Central Office auditorium. Impact of Walker’s budget cuts and plans to organize. For more information visit www.ilovemypublicschool.com.
  • Wednesday, March 30th, 7:30 a.m. ., Jeff Stone, Walker Clone Visibility with signs at candidate forum UWM Union, University Room, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
  • Wednesday, March 30th, 7pm; Milwaukee Area Labor Council Town Hall Meeting, Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave. General public welcome.
  • Friday, April 1st – 6:30pm – MICAH Rally against Walker’s Budget and for voting April 5th.  Mt. Zion Church, 2nd and Garfield, Milwaukee. Contact: Rev. Willie Brisco 414-915-2140
  • Saturday, April 2nd – 9am-noon – A March Fit for a King, March for economic justice and human rights to Milwaukee City Hall to vote early. Milwaukee NAACP, MICAH, AFSCME Local 82, students (including Riverside High School Drumline), and other community allies are organizing the event. 9am: Meet at MLK Drive and North Ave. 9:30am: March to Red Arrow Park for rally. 11am: Early vote at City Hall.
  • Monday, April 4th – TBD – MICAH King Assassination Event. Providence Baptist Church,   3865 North 82nd Street. Milwaukee. Contact: Rev. Willie Brisco 414-915-2140
  • Monday, April 11th 10am – 6pm – Joint Finance Committee of the Wisconsin State Legislature, Public Hearing on 2011-2013 Budget. Wisconsin State Fair Park, Expo Center, Hall, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. Likely the only JFC hearing on the budget in the Milwaukee area that will allow public testimony.

2nd and 30th Senate District – Green Bay, Shawano, Oconto, Outagamie (Julie Heun – 920-904-2005)

  • Monday, March 28th – 6 p.m.
    • Representative Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) listening session on the budget,  Kaukauna City Municipal Building
  • Saturday, April 2, 2011 – 10 a.m.
    • Send Fitz Home Rally/Protest– Senator Fitzgerald will be in Green Bay with the Republicans who are trying to recall Senator Hansen, 2685A W. Mason Street, Green Bay. Turn out to show your support for Senator Hansen!
  • Monday, April 4th – 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Rock the Vote Rally at each of the following locations:
      Green Bay, Shawano, De Pere, Kaukauna, Oconto Falls
  • Monday April 4th – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Voices of Solidarity – the GBEA event at Divine Temple, Green Bay, WI
      A one-hour prayer/song/speaker opening followed by a candlelit vigil from the church to around the block. MLK speeches will be given. Possible guest appearance by Mavis Staples.
  • Sunday, April 10th – 6 – 8 p.m.
    • Save Dave Rally!, 1061 W. Mason Street. Green Bay

 

9th Senate District -Sheboygan and Manitowoc

  • Monday, April 4th – 7-8 pm
    • Prayer Vigil and March, Beginning at Fountain Park in Sheboygan
  • Thursday, April 28th 6 pm
    • Scott Walker at Republican Environmental Celebration
      Scott Walker will be with Republicans Tommy Thompson, Terry and Mary Kohler at an environmental fundraiser and film premier in Sheboygan
      Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin, N6191 Resource Drive, Sheboygan Falls,

10th Senate District – Polk, Burnett, St.Croix, Pierce – (Jim Mangan 715-505-2835)

  • Ongoing event in Menomonie: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. every day Tuesday & Thursday, a peaceful march at the Veteran’s Memorial Park on Crescent Street in Menomonie. Signs available. Participants are welcome to come for whatever time they are available.

12th Senate District – Northeast WI – (Scott Wright – 920-450-2121)

  • Monday – 3/28/2011 – 4pm-5:30pm
    • Three Lakes Workers Rights Rally—Stop signs of County A & Hwy. 45
  • Tuesday – 3/29/2011 – 4pm-5:30pm
    • Rhinelander Workers Rights Rally–Corners of Courtney & Pelham St. (Parking on side streets)
  • Wednesday – 3/30/2011 – 4pm-5:30pm
    • Eagle River Workers Rights Rally—Trig’s (Sidewalks)
  • Thursday – 3/31/2011 – 4pm-5:30pm
    • Rhinelander Workers Rights Rally—Corners of Courtney & Pelham St. (Parking on side streets)
  • Friday – 4/1/2011 – 4pm-5:30pm
    • Minocqua Workers Rights Rally—North of the Bridge

15th Senate District – Rock – (Justin Geiger 414-745-4177)

  • Tuesday 3/29/2011 – 5:00 PM
    • Protest Governor Walker at Forward Janesville Dinner, Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center, Janesville

18th Senate District – Oshkosh and Fond du Lac – (Skyler Johnston, 573-355-0578)

  • Monday, March 28th – 10am-1pm
    • Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks to UW Oshkosh students. UW Oshkosh, Reeve Ballroom (2nd floor)
  • Wednesday, March 30th – 9:00am – 11:00am
    • Welcome to the REAL Wisconsin Protest. Sen. Hopper will be speaking at Marian University. Protesting in front of Stayer Center Auditorium, 45 South National Avenue, Fond du Lac
  • Thursday, March 31st – Noon-1:30pm
  • Saturday, April 2 at 6:00pm.
    • Public Art by Public Employees, 480 N. Main St, Oshkosh, WI

21st Senate District – Racine- (Justin Geiger 414-745-4177)

  • Thursday 3/31/11  6:30pm – 8:30pm
    • Racine education Association Community forum on the Budget. Gilmore Middle School Auditorium, 2330 Northwestern Avenue, Racine.
  • Friday 4/1/11 4pm-6pm
    • Visibility Highway 20 and Highway 31 Racine, WI.

32nd Senate District – La Crosse, Vernon, Crawford – (Tabbitha Norris 502-939-8459)

  • Thursday, 3/31/11 – 5:30pm
    • Faith based Prayer Vigil for the budget, Location TBA.
  • Monday, 4/4/11 – 5pm
    • CLC Rally – We are One – Green Island Park, 2312 7th Ave. La Crosse. Meet at the Workers Memorial Monument.
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