Community Members Standing Together to Move Wisconsin Forward

Feb 20, 2011, 20:42 ET from National Education Association

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 200,000 community members from around Wisconsin met in Madison this weekend to ask Governor Scott Walker to come to the table.  Today, they are going back to their towns around the state to stand with their neighbors in asking their legislators and Governor Walker to show leadership, open up a dialogue and keep moving Wisconsin forward.

The folks who teach Wisconsin's children, those that care for the sick and plow the roads have agreed to Walker's pension and health care concessions, which he says will solve the budget challenge. The budget bill, however, denigrates the middle class and infringes on the human rights of Wisconsin's workers.

The events of support have spread from the capitol to communities across the state where rallies, demonstrations and public forums are in full swing to enable citizens to have their voices heard. It is time for legislative leadership and an open dialogue in search of solutions, not division of our state.  It is time for Wisconsin to move forward.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Community members from around Wisconsin


10:00 am – River Falls, WI -- Community march from River Falls Middle School to University Madison River Falls to City Hall and back to the middle school.

4:00 pm – Platteville, WI – Public forum on Walker budget proposal with Sen. Dale Shultz -- Platteville High School – 710 East Madison Street

6:00 – 7:00 pm – La Crosse, WI – Town Hall – Hmong Community Center – 1815 Ward Ave

For a full list of events, please contact us. More events are being added by the minute.

SOURCE National Education Association