Community Members Standing Together to Move Wisconsin Forward

Feb 22, 2011, 22:48 ET from National Education Association

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neighbors are standing side by side together in solidarity in communities around Wisconsin with rallies and vigils in an effort to ask 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. These rights protect the wages and benefits of working people as well as our patients, children and seniors - and they prevent the middle class from shrinking even more.

The events of support have spread from the capitol to communities across the state where rallies, community vigils and public forums are in full swing to enable citizens to have their voices heard. It's time to move Wisconsin forward, work across party lines and end the attacks on the middle class and their rights to have a voice at the table.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Community members from around Wisconsin


Baraboo, WI

5:00 pm – Community Vigil -- Courthouse square, 135 3rd Avenue  

Followed by town hall meeting 6:30 pm at UW Baraboo, 1006 Connie Road (Lange Student Center Gymnasium)

Richland Center, WI

4:00 pm --  Move Wisconsin Forward Vigil & postcard community walk – Richland Center County Courthouse – 181 West Seminary Street

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

SOURCE National Education Association