We need to flood state legislators as they deliberate over the budget. PLEASE MAKE THOSE CONTACTS and SHARE THIS POST.
URGENT! The full legislature will be taking up the state budget this week and we need to demand the removal of the harmful Takeover of Milwaukee Public Schools from the budget.
PLEASE send emails, leave voice mails or directly contact legislators to DEMAND the TAKEOVER OF MPS be TAKEN OUT OF THE BUDGET.
Legislative Contacts http://bit.ly/1H2O02W
Gov. Scott Walker, (608) 266-1212, firstname.lastname@example.org, walker.wi.gov/contact-us
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), (608) 266-9171, email@example.com
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau),
(608) 266-5660, firstname.lastname@example.org
“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy—a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on this earth guilty of practices, more shocking and bloody, than are the people of these United States, at this very hour.”
— Douglass, Frederick, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?,” speech given to the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society, Rochester Hall, Rochester, New York, on July 5, 1852. Douglass Archives of American Public Address, Northwestern University <http://douglass.speech.nwu.edu/doug_a10.htm>
ATU Local 998 Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/p5u8a2h
Hundreds of ATU Local 998 members and supporters rally to demand contract justice July 2 at the Milwaukee County Courthouse [Photo: WI BOPM]