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ON WISCONSIN!

Very important information from Our Common Good on a reblog of this link. I’ve inserted some extra links and info:

August 9th is Election Day for:

  • Nancy Nusbaum [Facing Sen. Robert Cowles (R)] (Senate District 2)
  • Sandy Pasch [Facing Sen. Alberta Darling (R)] (Senate District 8)
  • Shelly Moore [Facing Sen. Shelia Harsdorf (R)] (Senate District 10)
  • Fred Clark [Facing Sen. Luther Olsen (R)] (Senate District 14) 
  • Jessica King [Facing Sen. Randy Hopper (R)] (Senate District 18)
  • Jennifer Shilling [Facing Sen. Dan Kapanke (R)] (Senate District 32)

August 16th is Election Day for: Jim Holperin (Senate District 12) and Bob Wirch (Senate District 22) (These are the two Democratic senators who were recalled)

If you are in Wisconsin, you can look up your voter registration and polling place location here.

No matter where you live, you can join this effort:

Background info on the recalls here. Currently, the Koch brothers and Tea Party Nation are dumping money and out-of-state organizers into Wisconsin. Judson Phillips, head of Tea Party Nation, is in Wisconsin claiming the unions/the left agenda "has killed billions of people" and is comparing Wisconsin protesters to Nazi storm troopers.

They’re against the ropes. Let’s go for the knockout. 

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Walker opponents take to Wisconsin’s waters with protest flotillas

Wisconsin has a new protest movement, and it’s on the water.

Protesters took advantage of one of the state’s many bodies of water to move their “Recall Walker” message a little closer to the subject of the protest this weekend. After learning that Wisconsin’s first lady Tonette Walker would host a garden party on Saturday, July 2, a group of nearly a dozen people formed a flotilla that set sail to the shore of Lake Mendota off the governor’s Maple Bluff executive residence.

Saturday’s protest was organized very quickly, says Arthur Kohl-Riggs, who organized the event through the "Shit Scott Walker Is Doing To My State" Facebook page he operates. He learned about the party Friday night and created a Facebook event Saturday morning.

Read more here.

Brilliant! I love the creativity here. Keep it rolling, Wisconsin. 

We’ll see, Scotty.

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pantslessprogressive:

Wisconsin Coverage: A Roundup.
Legislation:
Budget Repair Bill [PDF]
Wisconsin news:
WI State Journal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
The Cap Times
Green Bay Press Gazette
Madison stations: WKOW; WISC-TV; WMTV; WMSN
News roundup:
Walker rejects union offer to accept concessions | JS Online
AP: Wis. Senate GOP Leader: Bill limiting collective bargaining not negotiable, will pass as is |  @nationaljournal
Is the state budget in crisis? Depends on who you ask | WI State Journal
FACTBOX: Details of Wisconsin proposal on public unions | Reuters
Are Wisconsin’s state and local workers overpaid? | Ezra Klein
Walker reschedules budget address to March 1 | WI State Journal
What’s happening in Wisconsin: Explained | Mother Jones
What is actually being proposed in Wisconsin? | Ezra Klein
Unions aren’t to blame for Wisconsin’s budget | Ezra Klein
The Importance of Wisconsin | The American Prospect
Wisconsin leads way as workers fight state cuts | NY Times (thanks ilyagerner)
What Wisconsin’s governor is really threatening | Salon
Americans for Prosperity launches StandWithWalker.com
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Funded by the Koch Bros. | Mother Jones
Class Warfare in Wisconsin: 10 Things You Need To Know | Josh Healey
It’s Not Just Wisconsin | The Atlantic
VIDEO: Governor Walker’s press conference from Thursday
VIDEO: Wisconsin protesters: “FOX LIES!” | The Daily Beast
VIDEO: First-hand account from a WI protester (thanks vruz)
Photo Essay | PBS Newshour
Capitol Rally Photos | WI State Journal
INFOGRAPHIC: States without collective bargaining for teachers have below average educational outcomes | Ilya Gerner
Politicians speaking out in support of Governor Walker: House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Rep. Paul Ryan, VA Gov. Bob McConnell (video), Ohio Gov. Jim Kasich, Tim Pawlenty, Jeb Bush.
Elsewhere:
The debate in other states: “Labor is preparing to spend at least $30 million to fight anti-union legislation in several states including Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Missouri, New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.”| WI State Journal
If you’ve read any great articles I missed, send them my way and I’ll add them to this list.

pantslessprogressive:

Wisconsin Coverage: A Roundup.

Legislation:

Wisconsin news:

News roundup:

Elsewhere:

  • The debate in other states: “Labor is preparing to spend at least $30 million to fight anti-union legislation in several states including Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Missouri, New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.”| WI State Journal

If you’ve read any great articles I missed, send them my way and I’ll add them to this list.

(Source: pantslessprogressive, via sixkindsofbullshit)

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