economic justice

Wisconsin Democrats: The best chance at change is at the ballot box

They know it and we know it. The only way to get worker's rights back, in Wisconsin and in other states passing simliar bills, is to vote.

Jim Holperin, Wisconsin State Senator, said over the phone, "Voters now appreciate how quickly rights can be taken away" and called for progressives across the states to vote either in the 2012 elections or in a recall.

If anything, we're even more fired up about Wisconsin

In a hypocritical and duplicitous move, 18 Republican Wisconsin state senators passed Govenor Scott Walker's proposal to end collective bargaining late last night.

It's now clear to all of us: this was not about saving the budget; this was all about destroying unions. With thousands of protesters storming the state capitol we have a message to you:

How about running against these arrogant legislators and bringing union rights back in 2012?

Stand with unions!

Conservative attacks on unions and union members are spreading like wildfire across the states.  Ground zero is Wisconsin, where thousands of protestors are storming Madison to demand that conservatives back down – and at least ten more states are facing similar battles.

Repairs or regression?

There’s more to this budget repair bill than the labor piece. For those brave enough, you can read all 144 pages  or read some Keats, it would probably be less depressing.

The two other issues are:

Serious cuts to education that could spell the end of many Madison public schools, a split of the University of Wisconsin campus and the end to Title I funding for low-income students.

Protests continue in Wisconsin

Teachers calling in sick en masse, thousands outside Gov. Scott Walker's door. When Wisconites get mad, they get organized.

Protestors in Wisconsin

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