It’s been almost two weeks since SEIU members in Wisconsin joined with other public employees, students and allies to fight back against Governor Walker’s attempt to take away their rights.
And we’re winning.
You’ve seen the scenes from Madison by now, tens of thousands in the streets and thousands more inside the capitol inspiring a nation that has had enough of attempts to slash public services and hurt workers for the profit of billionaire campaign contributors.
But this weekend we’ve joined with allies across the country to organize solidarity rallies in major cities – including every state capital – this Saturday at noon.
We’ll speak out to demand an end to the attacks on workers’ rights and public services across the country. We’ll demand investment to create decent jobs. And we’ll demand that the rich and powerful pay their fair share.
In short, we’ll turn Mississippi into Wisconsin.
Will you join us Saturday at noon? Sign up to join your local rally here:
Did you see the big news this week?
The Wisconsin Legislature shut down its comment line after receiving too many calls against the attempt to take away workers’ rights.
But when a blogger pretended to be Kansas oil magnate David Koch, Republican Governor Scott Walker took his call and stayed on the line for 20 minutes!
The two talked about how to use tricks to defeat Democratic State Senators, Walker’s plans to tell thousands of workers they will lose their jobs, and even talked about the billionaire’s “vested interest” in the outcome of this fight.
You may not have a billion dollars like David Koch, but it’s time our legislators hear our voice.
Use the tool below to find an event taking place this Saturday at noon and RSVP to join the fight.
The outpouring of support for our members has been overwhelming.
Over 20,000 people sent in messages supporting them and our website has seen record traffic over the past week.
Workers in Wisconsin are very well aware the nation stands with them and they look forward to hearing the news about our successful events across the country on Saturday.
Mary Kay Henry
President, SEIU (SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION)