November 16, 2011
Here we go!
Do not even think about losing this battle. Removing Walker from office is the most important issue we have faced in more than 100 years. There is great enthusiasm all over the state. But a reminder: Getting 542,000 signatures is not easy. At the same time, getting the magic number will alter state politics and will impact other states as well. Wisconsin inspired Ohio, Ohio inspired the Wisconsin recall effort, we will inspire progressives all over the country.
I can't think of a more interesting time to live in this state. Our reforms will match the La Follette reforms of a century ago.
Like many of you, I am not sure where the occupation should go next but Adbusters suggested that the protesters should declare "victory" and head indoors to strategize. Frankly that makes sense to me. No point in freezing to death to "hold the park." Spring is around the corner.
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I'm not sure about the rest of the state but our headquarters is a reqular beehive of activity, empty petitions go out and full ones come back in. A young man that drives grain truck for me said if I wanted to sign a petition I could go to the local food coop because they had a table set up, so people are finding out where to go.
-dirtfarmer | Viroqua | November 16, 2011
Yesterday I was in Foley Square in New York with thousands of people demanding ecoomic justice, a fair tax system, and jobs. It's getting cold and I agree that freezing to death in Zucotti Park is crazy. We should be planning a major spring event in Washington to Occupy the Congress and the Whitehouse with people who will listen to the needs of the 99% and let the 1% fend for themselves.
-Steve Curry | New York, NY | November 18, 2011