Thursday, March 10, 2011
Drumming for democracy and the struggle that lies ahead
Drummer in the Assembly Wing of the Capitol, as the Assembly votes to destroy public employee unions. The drumming seems poignant to me now. Almost like a dirge for the end of the first phase of the struggle.
Now the really hard work begins. What happens next is up to the courts -- and the people. A vote for JoAnne Kloppenburg is a vote for sanity and will restore a much-needed liberal majority to the State Supreme Court. The election is April 5 -- ironically the same day the legislature comes back from recess. By that time as many as 8 Republican state senators will be facing recall elections, with the Senate majority hanging in the balance. And in November, we can start to collect Walker recall signatures..