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"This Is What Democracy Looks Like': A Visit to Madison

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And their display of their beliefs is unprecedented.   On Sunday morning, over coffee and conversation, one friend remarked:   "In my 40 years of working in or around the capitol, I've never seen anything like this.   There have been 10,000 protesters who have come to Madison for a day to support a cause and then they leave.   But for protestors to be here this long and with this many"I've never seen anything like this."   The friend also reported that Governor Scott Walker was greeted by 500 protesters when the governor attended a function Friday night at the Columbus (near Madison) Country Club.

 

No one knows when or how these protests in Wisconsin will end.   One thing is for certain:   Whatever happens, it is NOT the end.   This is the beginning of what can be a national movement to bring back a middle class to this country.   We've done it before with the support of organized labor (re-read your American history from the turn of the last century if you've forgotten or don't know).   We can do it again.   What started in Madison and continues today needs to be duplicated across this country.  

 

On, Wisconsin! And thank you Madison for your courage, convictions, and perseverance.

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Joanne Boyer is founder and editor of Wisdom Voices Press and www.WisdomVoices.com. Her first book is "Wisdom of Progressive Voices." Joanne has worked in professional communications for more than 30 years. Her career includes being the first (more...)
 
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