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Rallies Planned All Across Country in Support of Wisconsin Protesters -- Can You Find One Near You?

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The week of February 21st, workers, community, faith, and students will come together to rally in support of workers under attack in Wisconsin and across the country. Below is a list of actions we know are planned so far. More details are coming in all


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Marti Williams (170)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 5:43 pm

Kit B (276)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 6:02 pm

Dallas, TX
Saturday, February 26 . 10:00am. Hearing at 410 S Beckley (Judge Medrano’s Room)

I'll be there.

H Nick H (1826)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 6:10 pm
I'm sickend by it all. Republicans just want to get rid of unions and could care less about the American people. And what is crazy is, these people follow and believe this, even though in the end it's going to bite their behinds. I used to think Amerian's were becoming stupid, until I realized that they watch Fox or listen to talk radio, and only get news dictated by Karl Rove and his swiftboating groups. It's total mis-information. That is another reason why republicans want to get rid of public radio and TV, as it's about the last place to ACTUALLY get the facts. Soon we will become a dictatorship with some right wing religious leader, just like those other dicators (Pol Pot, Hitler, and those rulers in the Middle East). Looks like Glenn B is trying for this position. (smile here).

If we don't make a stand NOW (in Wisconson), then we all will lose, even those who are too stupid to know this. SPEAK UP, STAND UP AND BE COUNTED. If you don't, then who will?

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 6:16 pm

Of course, there was nothing in TN. BUT, I was proud to see so many rallies across the country (including my hometown, Canton, OH).


Carole Sarcinello (338)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 6:26 pm

I did sign up for JWJ for East Tennessee, so will look forward to updates.

H Nick H (1826)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 6:27 pm
Nothing going on in Florida. Weather is nice, beaches are great, so who cares????????????????????

Kate S (17)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 6:36 pm
Sorry but i can't get the site to load...I have tried search engines, the link above, and your button included for the article but none of them are working...all I keep getting is "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage". Will try back later.

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 6:58 pm
Ok are the locations, hope one is near you. Also doing this incase others have same issue.
Come on people, please show your support for the one time, remember those in Wisconsin are out there daily and fighting for us all, not just for themselves.

I hear you Nick, as I live in Florida, thought sure good weather that there would of been one place, nope GA is the nearest one. Good for them, that State did surprise me. I will therefore, spend some time, instead to write a nice, polite but firm letter to His Highness in Wisconsin about how the American people are on to him and the others like him. EXPOSED. Maybe others who read this and don't have a place to go either that is nearby can also send Gov. Walker a letter.

Juneau, AK
Tuesday, February 22 . 12:00pm, Contact AFSCME for details

Little Rock, AR
Tueesday, February 22 . 11:30am, State Capitol

Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday, February 22 . Contact AFSCME for details

Palmdale, CA
Tuesday, February 22 . 5:30pm. Vigil at Poncitian Square

Sacramento, CA
Tuesday, February 22 . 5:30pm. State Capitol, West steps

San Diego, CA
Tuesday, February 22 . 4:30pm. 3737 Camino del Rio South

Denver, CO
Tuesday, February 22 . 12:00pm, Colorado State House

Hartford, CT
Wednesday, February 23 . 12:00pm, State Capitol West Steps

Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, February 23. 4:00pm. State Capitol

Chicago, IL
Monday, February 21 . 6:00am, Plumber’s Hall. Buses to Madison, WI returning at 9pm. Contact Chicago JwJ to reserve a seat.

Indianapolis, IN
Monday, February 21 · 9:00am – 5:00pm, Indiana State House, Room 156A in the basement. This is a hearing on IN’s Right to Work Bill.

South Bend, IN
Monday, February 21 . 10:00am. Teamsters Local 364 2405 East Edison Rd. Workers’ Rights Board Hearing on Right to Work

Des Moines, IA
Tuesday, February 22 . 1:00pm, State Capitol west steps (a counter-rally will be held at 12pm)

Boston, MA
Tuesday, February 22 · 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Massachusetts State House

Springfield, MA
Tuesday, February 22 · 4:00pm, City Hall, W. Mass JwJ for more info

Annapolis, MD
Tuesday, February 22 . 12:00pm, Lawyer’s Mall. MD AFL-CIO for more info

Lansing, MI
Tuesday, February 22 . 9:00am . 215 N. Capitol (corner of Ottawa) Central United Methodist Church

Saint Paul, MN
Tuesday, February 22 · 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda

Helena, MT
Monday, February 21 . 2:00pm . 1301 East 6th Avenue

Raliegh, NC
Monday, February 21 . 11:00am AFL-CIO press conference; 12:00pm rally at North Carolina State Capitol, UE Local 150 for more info

Trenton, NJ
Thursday, February 24 . 12:00pm. Contact CWA for details.

Santa Fe, NM
Tuesday, February 22 . 12:15pm. State House East side

Carson City, NV
Monday, February 21 . 12:00pm. State Capitol

Las Vegas, NV
Monday, February 21 . 12:00pm. State Building

Canton, OH
Tuesday, February 22 . 4:00pm. Rally against SB5 at the Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave. N.

Cleveland, OH
Tuesday, February 22 . various. Buses to Columbus for Ohio’s SB5 hearing. Contact Cleveland JwJ for details.

Columbus, OH
Tuesday, February 22 . 1:00pm, Ohio State House. This rally is in before a hearing on Ohio’s Senate Bill 5 at 4pm, which would ban collective bargaining for public workers.

Salem, OR
Monday, February 21 . 12:00pm. Oregon State House, Rally for Education & Solidarity with Wisconsin Workers, contact Portland JwJ for details

Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, February 24. 11:30am-2:30pm. Tom Paine Plaza, in front of the MSB, across from City Hall

Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday, February 24. 12:00pm. USW Headquarters

Scranton, PA
Wednesday, February 23 . 12:00pm, Lackawanna Court House

Statewide, PA
Tuesday, February 22. WEAR RED to show solidarity

San Juan, PR
Monday, February 21 . State Capitol, contact PR AFL-CIO for details

Providence, RI
Tuesday, February 22 · 4:30pm – 7:30pm, Rhode Island State House

Nashville, TN
Wednesday, February 23 . 11:30am. State Capitol, Legislative Plaza in front of the escalators to the tunnel. Rally & Press conference “Stop the Attack on Hardworking Tennesseans”

Austin, TX
Monday, February 21. 6:45pm. Candlelight march & vigil starting at AFL-CIO 1106 Lavaca Street.

Dallas, TX
Saturday, February 26 . 10:00am. Hearing at 410 S Beckley (Judge Medrano’s Room)

Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, February 22. State Capitol, contact UT AFL-CIO for details

Montpelier, VT
Tuesday, February 22 . 12:00pm. State Capitol

Olympia, WA
Monday, February 21 . 12:00pm. State Capitol Rotunda

Charleston, WV
Monday, February 21 . Lobby Day. Contact AFSCME for details

Madison, WI
Rallies at the Statehouse continue.

Good job Norm

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 7:39 pm
Thanks. Will try to make the one in Hartford next week if we can change our appointments with the chiropractor.

bill R (115)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 7:44 pm
Does any know of any rallies in Missouri ? If so, I will be there with bells on. Not only do we need to show support for the good people of Wisconsin but to show our defiance to both the Republican Party and their pet The Tea Party. I'm so tired of seeing and hearing the The Tea Party. The garbage that they preach is enough to make a mule puke.

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 7:57 pm
Olivia, maybe the Chiropractor will be pleased to do so, perhaps they may even want to go. One never knows.
Sorry Bill, only have what was on the list. Maybe you can do like me and write the letter and mail yourself to Gov. Walker......send him some of the mule puke. lol Love it. I'll try to remember that one.

Caitlin M (104)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 8:13 pm
It is too bad not every state is getting out to show solidarity with the Wisconsin workers. . Not one of us knows when the issue will be at our own back door and we'll want as much show of support as possible. It is coming the powers that be...the corporations behind the throne...are planning to get their way at all costs. And the costs are yours and mine to bear thus far, not the Corporate wealthy. There are no rallies around here, but I'll be participating in any way I can.

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 8:21 pm
For those who don't have a rally near can still sign up for the VIRTUAL MARCH.

Link to VIRTUAL MARCH is here.

Also write your letters.....MAIL yourself to Gov. Walker in Wisconsin.

Norm C (74)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 8:30 pm
For those who do not currently have an event near by, perhaps you can contact JwJ and find out if they have any members in the area. You may be able to get one started with their help.

Toni C (508)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 8:38 pm
Norm, I'm disabled since my head and neck cancer surgery but if I could take my computer with me I would absolutely love to get in the middle of this! We are goin gto have to start showing we have a solid front and we're not going to be pushed around anymore! [May not be able to talk but I sure can type!!!]

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 8:42 pm

Toni, PLEASE take Dandelion's advice and sign up for the virtual march:

Join the Virtual March to Wisconsin
[Although I noted the story originally, I'm glad she reminded me to sign up.]

Mac R (289)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 9:53 pm
There's one in Salt Lake City Tuesday, but I went to the Utah AFL CIO site and there's not one word about the rally on it! I'll call them tomorrow and see.

Carmen S (69)
Monday February 21, 2011, 12:19 am
Good luck to all who are gpomg tp show support for those in Wisconsin. None in my little Island. But will write that letter.

Bon L (0)
Monday February 21, 2011, 4:58 am
Thanks for the info.

patricia lasek (317)
Monday February 21, 2011, 5:15 am
There are none anywhere near me. I did sign up for the virtual rally a few days ago.

Sheryl G (359)
Monday February 21, 2011, 6:56 am
For those who do not have a rally near them or can not attend due to health situations, besides joining the Virtual March you can MAIL yourself to Gov. Walker. You can keep it short and sweet, tell him you do not believe the Tax Cuts should he gave that created the budget deficet should be paid on the backs of the Teachers who educate the children, the future of this Country. Or you can simply say, I am in solidarity with the people who are in protest against your decision. Word if polite but firm and show your solidarity.

Feel free to contact us at any time. (Honestly that is what is site states, so CONTACT him)


Office of Governor Scott Walker
115 East Capitol
Madison WI 53702

(608) 266-1212

So join Virtual March........and Mail yourself to him. We can all do things even if we can't hit the streets.

. (0)
Monday February 21, 2011, 8:10 am
P.S. ask him where the 250,000 jobs he was going to create are.

Kate S (17)
Monday February 21, 2011, 9:26 am
Thx and signed

Linda G (187)
Monday February 21, 2011, 12:57 pm in Phoenix. Although I can't be there, I've joined the virtual march.

Yvonne White (229)
Monday February 21, 2011, 1:54 pm
I wish there was one closer to me, Urbana is still 3 hrs. away:
Chicago, IL
Monday, February 21 . 6:00am, Plumber’s Hall. Buses to Madison, WI returning at 9pm. Contact Chicago JwJ to reserve a seat.

Urbana, IL
Tuesday, February 22 . 12:00pm. Alma Mater statue, Green and Wright Streets, Urbana, U of I campus.


Sheryl G (359)
Monday February 21, 2011, 5:17 pm
Then if 3 hours is too far away sign up for the Virtual March I've listed above and Carole has it hot linked. Write and MAIL yourself to Gov. Walker......I've given all the information above. We can each do something.

Sheryl G (359)
Monday February 21, 2011, 5:20 pm
This was sent to Barbara W. to me who is creating a petition as well as organizing her group to attend the protest in Nevada. You can contact her at link below if you want any further information.

Signed sealed and moving Dandelion...These folks are the stuff heroes are made out of..

This add is a must because of time restrictions.. Several DTDN members are attending a protest tomorrow and will be handing out this flyer.. See other protests scheduled here..

February 22, 2011

Freedom means "We" discover truth for ourselves.
If "We" relinquish that responsibility,
"We" relinquish freedom.

Corporations have become MERCENARIES under the guise of being Business people. Their pernicious actions devastated, under the Reagan administration and a Republican led congress, several countries south of America's borders. This abuse of power must be brought to a halt. Big business should never have been allowed to move in the direction of EMPIRE building. Hello! Sound familiar? Fascism anyone?

Legislation must be enacted, and demanded by American voters, to put big biz Corporations, especially those mega corporations operating outside of America, ON NOTICE! American's told GWB, when he said he was going into Iraq, "Not In Our Name". Well, "We" are still here, and "We" are saying to the big biz tyrants, "NOT IN OUR NAME"!!!

I sometimes wonder what it is "We" American's won after defeating Fascism/Nazism. It's plain as day that this ideology, supposedly conquered, is alive and well and biting "US", and the WORLD, were we live.

Corporations were never to be allowed to create monopolies because of the ramifications that would arise, LIMITING COMPETITION. Well, that is not the way, especially since the Reagan years, it's been coming down. America's Shame is showing because there are still American's who don't get it. Corporations are taking this nation's freedoms, rights, jobs, clean air and water, and her Dreams, into the abyss.

Legislation to control this abuse must be enacted! But, the question is, how do "We" go about these changes that all can believe in? Our legislators are controlled, not by the people as was the design of the Constitution, but via a gift from 5 treasonous Supreme Court Justices who crowned Corporate gr$$d, with Personhood.

The Dare To Dream Network is hoping to draw up a petition addressing this issue.. Others should consider this as well. The more the merrier.

We are also about to debut our latest activist website, aptly called, "RUMBLE OF THE PEOPLE" Stay tuned since we are working on a plan to do radio from this site as well.

This Democracy/Republic cannot survive without the US in jUStice.



Tracy G (3)
Monday February 21, 2011, 7:10 pm
Nothing in Miami, FL and when I tried to sign up (several different times over a few hours, all other sites are working fine...) their email list takes me to an error message page.

Thx for posting this, wish I was home in LA, I'd be there tomorrow for sure!

Joshua I (6)
Tuesday February 22, 2011, 8:45 pm
You Should Consider This Action...

Governor Walker Has Committed a crime to attempt to eliminate Union Bargaining Rights, when he threatened to call the National Guard.
18 USCA 245(a)(1)(2)(C)(b)(5) declares as follows:
Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, by force or threat of force willfully ***, intimidates or interferes with, or attempts to ***, intimidate or interfere with--
(a)(1) any person because he is ***, or in order to intimidate such person or any other person or any class of persons from—
(2)(C) *** enjoying employment, or any perquisite thereof, by any private employer or any agency of any State or subdivision thereof, or joining or using the services or advantages of any labor organization, hiring hall, or employment agency;
(b)(5) any citizen *** without discrimination on account of race, color, religion or national origin, in any of the benefits or activities described in subparagraphs (1)(A) through (1)(E) or subparagraphs (2)(A) through (2)(F), or participating lawfully in speech or peaceful assembly opposing any denial of the opportunity to so participate –
shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed, *** or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed ***
What Are You Waiting For, ARREST Gov. Walker


Norm C (74)
Friday February 25, 2011, 3:57 pm
New rallies planned in every state capitol for Sat. the 26th. Where will you be?
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