Thursday, February 24, 2011

NY to Rally in Support of Wisconsin Protesters

After almost two weeks of massive protests, Wisconsin's workers aren't giving up.
We aren't either. The protests have created an opportunity we've got to seize. For too long, anti-worker lawmakers have dominated the debate over the economy. But this time, they've gone too far, and our country has reached a turning point.

American Rights at Work has joined with allies nationwide to organize solidarity rallies in all 50 states – including every state capitol – to demand an end to the vicious assault on the middle class in Wisconsin and across the country.

Can you join us on Saturday at noon? Find out the details and sign up to join your local rally by going to our website: http://www.americanrightsatwork.org/.

The fight in Wisconsin matters everywhere. Instead of solving our jobs crisis, anti-worker politicians are openly talking about Wisconsin as the staging ground for despicable laws in their own states. We've already shown our strength in Indiana, where lawmakers are backing away from repealing workers' rights after landmark protests in Indianapolis this week. But if we don't keep the pressure on, governors across the nation will start stripping workers of their salaries, their benefits, their right to bargain, and their ability to form unions.

This is our chance to shift the debate and put Republicans like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his Tea Party friends in Washington on the defensive.

This is a moment where all of us need to come together in support of a future where workers have a voice. This is the moment where we need to show up in full force and defend our rights as loudly as we can.

This is a now-or-never moment for workers across the country.

I know it's short notice, but this is urgent. This Saturday at noon, can you join with your friends, your coworkers, and your neighbors to support Wisconsin's workers?

We've come together with a huge coalition – including student activists, civil rights coalitions, environmental groups, community organizations, and the labor movement – to help organize these rallies and make sure that the folks in Wisconsin know that millions of people across the country are standing with them.

Thank you for standing in support of workers' rights, in Wisconsin and in every state.

Liz, Beth, Zoe, Michael, and the American Rights at Work team

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