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This is only the beginning of the Republican attack on unions and middle class families. Similar attacks on unions are expected by Republican Governors in Ohio and New Jersey very soon with other states to follow.

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Sheryl G (360)
Friday February 18, 2011, 9:35 pm
Thank you for joining the virtual march. Your FREE bumpersticker will be mailed to the address you supplied when you signed.

Toni C (508)
Friday February 18, 2011, 10:07 pm
Noted and signed, Dandelion... more than happy to stand behind these people. Since I don't drive, I'd prefer they send a bumper sticker to someone else.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday February 18, 2011, 10:10 pm
Give it to a family member or a friend so they too can be involved. We need to speak to those around us, we all need to become involved in our Country and what is happening. It is when we become complacent that they are sneaking around getting ready for the attacks. Thanks for signing on.

RosemaryRannes H (650)
Friday February 18, 2011, 10:32 pm
Done and posted on my Twitter page for everyone to sign... i can just see all those bumper stickers causing traffic jams ... could go 'viral' on You Tube !

Melody Aragorn (135)
Friday February 18, 2011, 10:32 pm
March in unity for the cause close to your heart
March with your heads held high
For the step each of You dare to take
Is paving the way for living a meaningful life!!
In peace and unity.. March ahead together today!!
In peace.. be blessed with your Right!!
Praying hard for each of you and your families from here…

Blessed be the lives who stand with each of you in this hour of positive change..

Susan L (150)
Friday February 18, 2011, 10:59 pm
Thanks for posting, Dandelion. Signed and noted.
Melody, thank you for giving us your encouraging words. Lovely!

Dalia H (1280)
Friday February 18, 2011, 11:03 pm
Thank you for joining the virtual march.
Noted and Signed. Thank You so much for posting my Beloved Dandelion.
GOD Bless You!
Much Love and Light,

Dalia H (1280)
Friday February 18, 2011, 11:04 pm
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to Dandelion because you have done so within the last week.
I'm sending you my Love instead!

Gysele van Santen (213)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 12:17 am
signed, thnx.

Catherine Ignatowski (80)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 3:00 am
noted and signed

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 5:36 am
Give the bumper sticker to a TRUCK DRIVER.......they know this stuff works and this will travel the whole USA.

Lisa P (63)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 6:37 am
noted and signed

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 6:51 am
Excellent idea Roger and thanks to all those who signed on and yes, for Melody for her encouragement!

James W (257)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 6:56 am
noted & signed going to put bumper sticker on boss's car

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 7:26 am
lol, I hope he is a good sport and understands your labor helps his earning a living as well.

Kathy Javens (104)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 7:41 am
Noted and joined. Thank you, Dandelion. If we don`t stand up for each other, we are screwed, beacuse it seems as though nobody else will help us.

patricia lasek (317)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 7:46 am
I signed & joined the virtual march yesterday. Thanks for posting Sheryl. Get this out to as many people as possible.

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 7:51 am
You are so right Kathy, if we don't stand up for ourselves we certainly can't expect many of our fearless Leaders to do so. Many of them are the ones trying to slash our throats and I'm grateful that the Democrats in Wisconsin did what they did and stood beside the workers and the people for a change.

James Travers (6)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 7:57 am
An interesting concept, this virtual march and I'll give it a go. My feeling is tho that if the 'Publicans are getting this brazen about stepping on the middle class that it's gonna take something with a lot more impact to make them change course. I have long said that there are many, many more liberal leaning folk in this country then conservative, but that a lot of us just sit silently on our hands while the Conservatives do all the shouting. Maybe Governor Walker et al has done us a favor and lit a fire under our......

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 8:10 am
Thanks...noted and signed for hubby and myself.

David C (131)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 8:54 am
first they went after immigrants & minorities. (or as they
now they go after unions.
all going after the middle class. they want an oligarchy -- wealthy corporate interests running this country, wealth and power controlled by the wealthy
Let us hope that people have awoken and we "won't get fooled again" because now it is clear that Republicans/Conservatives DO NOT Stand with/for the people.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


Robert S (111)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 9:28 am
Like weekends? Thank Wisconsin unions.
Rachel Maddow reviews the deep, rich history of union activism in Wisconsin and how it has served workers across America and how the descruction of unions serves a broader Republican strategy of undercutting Democratic electoral strength.

Robert T (62)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 9:46 am
I signed this yesterday.
Dave C., you are absolutely correct. If they are successful in Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio and other states by greatly weakening unions they will only be embolden. Next.....they will pass laws and change the Constitution to make it easier to control this nation. Some of the law changes they will pursue:
The only people allowed to vote will be those owning land.
Do away with - or rolling back - the minimum wage laws.
Privatize Social Security.
Privatize Medicare.
Repeal DADT.
Repeal hate crimes legislation.
Repeal discrimination laws.
Repeal all Federal gun background checks.
Rewrite the history High School text books. These will make no mention of contributions of minorities.
Make scientific facts only theories in the High School text books.
Friends, you may think that some of these ideas are extreme and will never be pushed into laws. Let me remind you that each of these has already been mentioned by candidates on the right. The references about the High School Text Books are due to the hearings that were held by a state board in Texas. The "conservatives" wanted to eliminate the names of Thomas Jefferson, Cesar Chavez and others from the history pages. The State Board of Education in Texas even considered having a rewriting of history about the "Civil War" and the fight to end segregation in the U.S.
My hope is that we can withstand this assaults by the republicans until the 2012 elections. Hopefully, a lot of democrats will defeat the far right from the Courthouse to the White House. BUT this will mean a lot of time and effort.

Brenda M (133)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 9:52 am
N'd and Signed/Joined the march, Thanks Dandelion.

Thank you for joining the virtual march.


Sheryl G (360)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 9:59 am
On the writing of history Robert T. you are so correct, the victors get to write the history. Just as an American Indian that fact, they'll tell you. I so agree with what you said, this is an outright onslaught onto the very lifestyles and lives we have come to enjoy and appreciate. If we do not take this stand, we will finish our lives living in a very different world and our children and theirs will loose all that our ancestors fought for.

bill R (115)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 10:05 am
Let this incident in Wisconsin be an awakening call for all Americans. The Republican Party is the enemy of the people. Throughout the years they have attacked everything from social security to minimum wage to planned parenthood to workers rights and benefits. The list is endless. I SO PRAISE THE GOOD PEOPLE OF WISCONSIN. Let their dedication and commitment to the human rights of this great nation be an inspiration to all citizens.

bill R (115)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 10:14 am
DO NOT FORGET whats going on in Wisconsin. Remember come election time how the Republicans showed their true dark colors. Let not forget how much they are against the masses come election time.

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 10:44 am
You are so correct Bill, let us hope that the American people don't have short memory spans.

Carole K (195)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 11:13 am
Politicians do not listen until people take to the streets, it seems. Or in this case, the virtual streets which is the Internet. Reminds me of the protest days of my youth: anti- Vietnam War, race discrimination, women's rights were some of the issues that needed street airing. Many complacent American citizens need to get up off the couch & become activists again. The "American way of life" is being taken away by those who already possess more than they need for many lifetimes. Are we going to put up with this or are we going to do something about it? I signed gladly; at least I STILL can!!!

Cindy B (61)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 11:39 am
Dandelion Sheryl I joined the virtual march and only wish I could be there in person. Yay for Wisconsin!! Here is the first installment of "egg on the faces" of these new Repug's and evidence of what they'll do to this country if given the chance.

Marcla G (108)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 11:47 am
Add Florida to the R governors who are doing the same....
I wonder if everyone is tired of this two party system yet? They are both the same anymore...and the R's hatred for Obama supercedes the welfare of this country and WE THE PEOPLE.

Ian Donelson (149)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 12:01 pm
Noted and done. Thank you.

. (0)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 12:34 pm
Sorry. even as a teacher, I support a lot of Christie's proposals.

Patricia B (21)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 12:44 pm
thank you

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 1:15 pm
Thanks Dandelion. Signed and sent.

John S (9)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 1:27 pm
Thanks for the info, Joined the "march"

DAN h (6)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 2:15 pm
I'm so proud, of all the people, marching against the republican death corporation, i wish i could be right in the middle of it all.

Tim R (0)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 2:32 pm
I'm in, and can't wait to see what Illinois will try to do. The kettle of water is on the stove right now.

Rachel Despins (4)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 2:46 pm
I have signed up! Thanks for the posting.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 3:06 pm
I have been on both sides of the fence. I was amployee, belonging to a union, and a business owner with employees. No one should ever have their bargaining rights taken away.

Lilliana Garcia (1)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 3:16 pm
tenemos que unirnos estar mano a mano , es la unica manera de lograr lo que queremos

Michael Carney (217)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 3:31 pm
Noted, and gladly signed...I live in NJ, and this is a very pro Union State, I think even that Fat bastard, Governor Christie, knows better than to try these tactics here in NJ, although he is messing with the Teachers Union...

Robert S (111)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 3:33 pm
I'll tell ya one thing...they better stand up for one another or they will go down one by one.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 4:27 pm
Thanks Dandelion.

Non US. Usually I would sign this on your behalf but someone at my 'US address' might wonder why they received a bumper sticker. :-) This is not only for Wisconsin, but for the entire US and hopefully followed with a global uprising for the betterment of 'we the people' and not before time! Once a pessimist, now an optimist.

The best I can do is add the following: PETITION - "Wisconsin Is Us, I Stand with the People of Wisconsin!"

Good luck Wisconsin!


Ellen G (0)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 4:46 pm
Joined, thank you.

Sheila D (28)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 6:33 pm
This is one of those occasions where we have to sit up and take notice NOW. We can't let this happen in Wisconsin, or any other state. Good luck and prayers to all those people standing out in the cold, standing up for all our rights.

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 6:35 pm
I believe the Koch brothers are behind trying to break the unions and the Republicans are carrying out the directives of the Koch brothers

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 6:37 pm
I believe you are so right Nelson they are some of the main players.

Susan L (150)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 6:42 pm
Excellent reminder Dave, of the Preamble to the Constitution! which points out the EXACT INTENT of what our Constitution is all about - for those who don't really read it.

Trish K (93)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 6:48 pm
Signed & Noted

Lionel G. (4)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 7:09 pm
The only difference between Wisconsin and Bahrain, Ohio and Libya, is that dictatorship is new in Wisconsin and Ohio.

Marti Williams (170)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 7:20 pm

Gloria H (88)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 7:41 pm
signed. Lots of good comments! Petitions and physical support beats each of us having to lean out the window and shouting "I'm mad and I'm not going to take it anymore!".

Walter Firth (45)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 7:54 pm
Noted.Not enough of your people vote at elections that is why paranoid politicians are elected time after time. Make sure you vote on mass and get rid of them.

Tierney G (381)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 8:01 pm
Signed already but thank you Dandelion! I am so proud of these people!! I think they are true American hero's I think they know if this Governor gets his lying way the unions will go down forever and with it the Democratic party. End of a two or three party country and into a dictatorship.

This is really serious stuff for all of us. My prayers are with them alll may the good win the long battles ahead.

Lisa H (180)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 8:06 pm
Noted, signed. Yes, this is a loud wake up to EVERY liberal, every middle class worker, everyone who is not a wealthy Repuglican. I hope the nation is paying attention, because we are ALL under attack!

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 8:13 pm
You have the right avatar Lisa.....has the boxing gloves on.

Judy C (97)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 8:28 pm
Gladly signed! I come from a family who were proud union members. My father began as a child laborer in Southeastern Missouri during the Depression. He went on to becme a well-paid mechanic at Kellogg's as a result of being in a strong union. My maternal grandfather was involved in the birth of the union movement, and became business agent for one of the unions for the rest of his career. My mother remembers her family being threatened kuring that time, having the family's phone tapped, and being called Communists when the corporate interests were trying to suppress the unions. My grandmother was a union member as well. evenI remember attending some union meetings when I was little. My family didn't purchase anything made by nonunion companies. Both of my exes were union members.

Seeing what has become of the unions, starting with Reagan crushing the Air Traffic Controllers. makes me sick. The unions are the only answer to keep some power in the hands of the workers. Thanks Dandelion, and all you supporters of ths cause!

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 8:34 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Judy because you have done so within the last week.

Thank you and your family for helping the American workers around this Nation to make a living wage, have vacation time, and a host of other benefits that the owners of business do not want to share with its workers willingly. They would have us all as complete slaves if they were allowed to do so and that is a fact.

I do remember Reagan and the Air Traffic Controllers......that was the wake up call then that not enough people seemed to understand at the time, or care enough to understand.

Carmen S (69)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 8:56 pm
We sure do have to stick with the Americans of Wisconsin. They were the first state to pass the 40 hr week and workmans comp.
That Gov. Walker is a big fat Rat. The state had money until he gave it away and then said it had a deficit so he could must the unions. That was really what he was after.

Dee C (9)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 9:27 pm
Ever wonder why the only leadership direction taken by Republicans is to retreat into the past? Petition signed with gusto! Dang right I'll stand beside the public workers of Wisconsin -- and I'm a small business owner, not a union member. I value and revere what unions have done for this country. It's one of the positive influences on our ability to have a strong middle class. Without unions, we'd still be just 2 classes: rich and poor.

Robert Fromer-Bonilla (5)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 9:48 pm
These Republicains that keep trying to take and take and take have to be stopped. I have been saying it for about a year now and I don't think anyone has picked up on it. I know I have yet to hear any media interview ask them. That is; Why are you not cutting from the top down? Why are you not taking a salary cut as you are asking us to do? Why do you turn in your "company credit card", "company car", etc? Why are you our elected officals not setting the example you want us to do. Instead you just take away necessary services to most of the American people. Your supposed to be a government that reflects us the people not a job that makes you rich for the rest of your life. Cut the BS and do your jobes. Stop making things like what is happening in Wisconsin political. You could not be more clear as to what you are doing. The Dems. get their monies from hard working people and the union not from the greedy corp. and pork like you the Reps. do. SO BACK OFF AND BALANACE THE BUDGETS THE RIGHT WAY AND THAT INCLUDES AND NEEDS TO START WITH THINGS THAT EFFECT YOU FIRTS!

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 10:01 pm
Love from Japan:D

Wayne W (12)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 10:04 pm
What’s happening in Wisconsin is straightforward. Left alone, Wisconsin would have ended 2011 with a budget surplus of $120 million. Then Governor Walker signed two tax break bills for business and a health-care bill that reduced state revenues. Governor Walker then used the artificial deficit of his own creation to attack state workers.

State workers in Wisconsin have already accepted 16 unpaid furlough days a year and received no pay increases for two years. But they see the attempt to end their ability to negotiate contracts as an act of war. The threat to bring down the National Guard on protesters was not well-received.

In the end, this is more about union-busting and repaying campaign contributions than about balancing Wisconsin's budget.

Fran F (118)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 11:36 pm
Enthusiastically joined and shared! I am proud of the people of Wisconsin for standing up for the unions, and for the rights of all of us. It's interesting that Scott Walker received a lot of campaign money from the Koch brothers.

There are many great comments here. To Robert T's list of what the Repugs will attempt, I would add
1) Shut down public education
2) Repeal Roe v Wade, or restrict it with new legislation, as in South Dakota.

On Wisconsin!

Geynell Eskite (68)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 12:31 am

Carlene V (202)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 6:59 am
Thanks Dandelion! So many great comments here, so many "stars" I could not send. This is of the upmost importance and we cannot let Walker and his minions win this or it will continue state by state. According to Reader Supported News, Walker was heavily funded by the Bros Koch and of course, Murdoch. Ohio sounds like it's next up, stand together everyone and don't let them cross this line of freedom. You go Wisconsin I am there in spirit!

Kristina B. (6)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 7:20 am
Signed and shared.

Mark H (44)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 10:10 am
good article, action and comments!!!!! I'm in!

Allan Reid (0)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 11:40 am
Collective bargaining: a great socialist idea. Odd that the unions did not come out to fight for the uninsured during the healthcare fiasco. Where was all that collective bargaining power then? Selfishly looking after it's own. We have our healthcare and the rest of you are not in our collective. Odd politics for public servants don't you think? Also odd that most Americans have to work until their 65 to collect pension benefits but not our collectively bargained public employees. How did we ever get into this situation? Who created this tiered benefit society for workers? Is the hamburger flipper of less worth? Is the fireman, teacher and policeman not paid enough? Do they work harder and therefore should retire earlier? I suppose I would be more generous with my support if they were less selfish with theirs.

Robert S (111)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 11:55 am
Odd that your concern is only for those who are doing reasonably well within whats left the middle class but express no outrage at the excesses of those who wish to crush that middle class. Mr. 0, I assume you are a one hit wonder but if you have more, we would love to hear it. Such as where you got you info on Union involvement or lack of it in the health-care fight.

Sheryl G (360)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 11:59 am
Thank you Robert.....well stated.

Marshall Page (1)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 7:08 pm
Wishing the union supporters well on this challenge.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 8:24 pm

"Thank you for joining the virtual march. Your FREE bumpersticker will be mailed to the address you supplied when you signed. It may take up to 4 weeks before you receive it."

Thanks for the reminder, Sheryl. [blush]


Sheryl G (360)
Monday February 21, 2011, 7:04 am
Feel free to contact us at any time. (Honestly that is what his site states, so CONTACT him)


Office of Governor Scott Walker
115 East Capitol
Madison WI 53702

(608) 266-1212


Janyce S (12)
Monday February 21, 2011, 2:17 pm
Done and done
Thanks Dandelion

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Tuesday February 22, 2011, 10:27 am
Off to join the solidarity rally at the State House in Santa Fe NM. “Stop Union Busting,” we’re standing for common cause to save democratically run Unions and our Democracy.

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday February 22, 2011, 5:05 pm
Good for you LeMoyn. I applaud you, if there was one in my State I'd be there as well. I'm doing lots of other things that I can do however.
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