Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fundraiser for Solidarity Sing Along - Milwaukee AFSCME Style

It is with immense pride and pleasure that I get to inform the gentle reader that AFSCME District Council 48 - the one in Milwaukee and to which I am a proud member in good standing - is hosting a fund raiser for the Solidarity Sing Along on September 28th.

From the Facebook event page:
Since the uprising of the capitol occupation during ACT10, folks have been coming together during the noon lunch hour at the state capitol to let democracy sing. Governor Walker doesn't believe in the 1st or 4th amendment right. Since July 24th the capitol police have been arresting participates and observers of the sing-along. On August 21st the arrests escalated, the capitol police aggressively arrested two activists.

This has gone on for long enough and we want to do our part and raise funds for the 1st amendment defense fund for all the arrestees. We are asking for a minimum contribution of $10 per person (food & drink included).  All the proceeds will go towards the 1st amendment defenses fund, to contribute online via PayPal check out  (we are asking those that do contribute via PayPal please leave a comment or contribute $10.48 for this event) We want to make sure we have an accurate count of those who contribute online.

Join us on September 28th at the AFSCME union hall
located at 3427 W. Saint Paul Ave 1pm - 4pm

We hope to see you there, for more information and to contribute please contact Nicole at or (414) 344-6868

Here is video footage of the arrests on August 21st, 2013
I heard from Boyd McCamish, Executive Director of AFSCME DC 48, that there will be participants of SSA present to tell us their stories and grace us with their singing.  I am really looking forward to it!

Sometimes, like this, I can't be any more proud of wearing of the AFSCME green.

I hope to see you there!

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