Catch the fever!
In Indiana, as state legislators debate “right-to-work” legislation that would destroy the ability of unions to organize, thousands protested at the Indiana state capitol, and Democratic legislators have walked out in order to protect the right of workers to engage in collective bargaining.
In Ohio, thousands of public sector workers gathered at the state capitol today to protest legislation which would cost workers their right to collectively bargain.
In Wisconsin today, protests continued, and Democratic legislators remained absent, as Gov. Scott Walker threatened layoffs. Act Blue has raised $357,000 in support of Wisconsin’s stand-up Democratic lawmakers, and if you’d like to contribute, just click on the Act Blue link.
BREAKING: It seems that Gov. Scott Walker has censored internet access in the state capitol.
According to pro-labor protesters in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) may be taking a page from former Egyptian Dictator Hosni Mubarak and cutting off internet access to key protest organizers within the state Capitol building.
If you are in the Capitol attempting to access the internet from a free wifi connection labeled “guest,” you cannot access the site defendwisconsin.org. The site has been used to provide updates on what is happening, where you can volunteer, and where supplies and goods are needed to support protesters. Administrators of the website were notified on Monday that the page is being blocked. Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate says that the site was put on a blacklist typically used to filter out pornography sites so that protestors inside the Capitol could not access this key site.
On Saturday, February 26, in solidarity with Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio, protests will be held in all fifty states at the respective state capitols. Go here to get the specifics for your states protest.
Be sure to sign the petition in support of Wisconsin workers!
We are all Wisconsinites now.
UPDATE 7:30 EST: Koch Industries Front Group Americans For Prosperity Launches Ad To Support Walker’s Union Busting