We need to show that millions of Americans are standing with the protesters and help draw the nation's eyes to Madison today. Can you take a moment right now to change your Facebook status to this:
Click here to go to your Facebook profile and change your status.
For Wisconsin's schools and kids, the stakes today couldn't be higher. Kim Hoffman, a middle school music teacher, spoke for hundreds of great teachers across the state when she said: "I love teaching, but [if these cuts go through] I'd have to start looking for another job, period."3
Today is the critical moment. With the bill temporarily stalled after Democratic Senators fled the state to deny the Republicans the ability to vote on the bill, there is a chance to kill the bill for good.4 Organizers expect their largest crowd yet, but they need to know that we have their back.
Can you help draw national attention to Wisconsin by changing your status on Facebook for the rest of the day?
Thanks for all you do.
–Daniel, Laura, Lenore, Duncan, and the rest of the team
P.S.—If you don't have Facebook, that's fine—to spread the word, just forward this email along to five (or more!) friends, and ask them to do the same.
1. "Wisconsin Gov. Walker Ginned Up Budget Shortfall To Undercut Worker Rights," Talking Points Memo, February 17, 2011.
2. "Lawmakers Flee Wisconsin Capitol, State Police Pursue; Protests Swell to 30,000," AlterNet, February 18, 2011.
3. "Angry Demonstrations in Wisconsin as Cuts Loom," The New York Times, February 18, 2011.
4. "Lawmakers Flee Wisconsin Capitol, State Police Pursue; Protests Swell to 30,000," AlterNet, February 18, 2011.
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