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MADISON WISCONSIN: 'Plan your trip to Madison...' AFL CIO establishes on line support for the struggle

By February 18, 2011, workers across the USA were being called upon to show support for and join the largest working class demonstration in recent American labor history. The AFL-CIO sent out the following message on February 17, 2011, for those who want to begin organizing and showing support for our brothers and sisters in Wisconsin. As labor leaders have said during the first days of the protest, reviving an old slogan of organized labor: "An injury to one is an injury to all."

February 17, 2011. Dear George,

*Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair sham is an outrageous assault on Wisconsin's workers-and on all working people. *

For days, tens of thousands of Wisconsin's working men and women have made their voices heard at the state capitol in Madison. Since you live near Wisconsin, here's what you can do in the next 72 hours to show your support and solidarity:

• *Right now*: Join the We Are One online solidarity campaign. It's easy: *Click here and "like" the page* [ http://www.facebook.com/werunited ]. Replace your FaceBook profile photo with the We Are One image and change your status to read: I stand in solidarity with teachers, fire fighters, nurses, construction workers and all who are under attack by governors and state legislatures. Then write your message of solidarity on the page.

• *Friday, Feb. 18:* Join the massive rally at the Wisconsin state capitol in Madison, Wisconsin at noon. Speakers include Wisconsin workers and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Please note: You will likely need to park and walk several blocks to and from the Capitol. Consult a map site like *Google Maps* [ http://google.com/maps ] or *Mapquest* [ http://www.mapquest.com ] to plan your trip to Madison.

• *Saturday, Feb. 19*: Make your voice heard at a solidarity event from 10 a.m. to noon on the Carmichael Road bridge over I-94. A park and ride lot is located near this location. *Click for more information about the location. * [ http://www.dot. wisconsin.gov/travel /parkride/lots/stc5505.htm ]

Thank you for showing your solidarity with the brave workers in your neighboring state.

In Solidarity, Manny Herrmann, Online Mobilization Coordinator, AFL-CIO



Comments:

August 23, 2011 at 9:58 AM

By: Carl Ray

Is this the best that the AFL-CIO could do for Wisconsin.

If this is the best that you could do you guys need lots of help. Time is running out for the American worker and most of them don't even see it coming. You need to change you image of protecting the lazy worker to having the best team whether it is true or not. You need team work across the U.S. and that is not happening. The government is running over you and you’re not even slowing it down. Now I have told you what need to be fixed let’s see if you can show any signs of recovery this year.

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