Labor leaders ask Wisconsin citizens to come to the State Capitol Thursday and Friday
Posted: 2/16/2011 8:26:30 PM
At a news conference on the State Capitol steps Wednesday night, WEAC President Mary Bell andRick Badger, executive director of AFSCME Council 40, asked all Wisconsin citizens to come to Madison Thursday and Friday to show their support for the educators and other public employees in their community.
Over the last two days as many as 35,000 people have rallied at the Capitol to protest Governor Walker's bill that would essentially strip educators and public employees throughout the state of their right to bargain a contract.
Bell asked for the support of all citizens in this fight for fairness. "Stand along your neighbors, family members and friends and help our voices to be heard!" she said. "We need your help."
Everyone must look deep into their hearts and make their choice in this matter, Bell said. Citizens who can’t possibly make it should ask that their places of worship open and pray for all citizens of Wisconsin and the people who have gone to the peaceful demonstration. Those who can’t make it are asked to support those who go to Madison.