"First Governor Walker tried to take away worker's rights, now he is trying to take away our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT AS AMERICANS to peacefully assemble. I have a message for Governor Walker, your plan to silence us won't work. WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY, AND WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED."
Another protester, Reverend Leah Lonsbury of the Memorial United Church of Christ, put it in terms even Walker as a modern-day Pontius Pilate could understand;
"Clearly, this is about far more than a budget. It's a moral issue, and the rights at stake here are so basic to our common good and our common humanity, to the very idea of justice, that we are willing to risk arrest to protect them and have our voices be heard. OUR FAITH CALLS US TO STAND WITH THE VULNERABLE AND SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER. This is what we are called to do."
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