May 1, 2005
People's Legislature--number 4
A small but enthusiastic crowd attended the 4th session of the People's Legislature on a beautiful Saturday in Milwaukee. While many issues were discussed, the assembly endorsed the four main TPL resolutions with strong emphasis on public financing of campaigns. Mike McCabe received an enthusiastic standing ovation following his keynote speech on the corruption of our system. Nino Amato's remarks were greeted with enthusiasm as well when he called for adoption of an ethics code by our Public Service Commission.
Delegates were enthused about coming to Fighting Bob Fest on September 10 to take the next step in our demand for the return of democracy to Wisconsin. Disappointment in Governor Doyle's silence on public financing was prounounced.
Madison, La Crosse, Cable, Milwaukee and next the Fox Valley on May 21 in Luxembourg. The momentum continues to build; the frustration with the Lobbyist's Legislature grows; the demand for change is loud and clear. A good day in Milwaukee. A 15-person steering committee emerged to plan for future action. On to Baraboo!
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