Solidarity Events on Valentine’s Day!

On Valentine’s Day 2012

Wisconsin still loves Justice!

Tuesday, February 14 is 

the One-Year Anniversary of the Wisconsin Uprising.

Participate in an Act of Solidarity:

The faith and labor communities are joining together to call for the restoration of collective bargaining rights and funding for education. The Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, MTI and TAA will each be leading solidarity actions that will conclude with the delivery of valentines of protest at the Capitol.

8:00 to 10:00 a.m.: Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice hosts the 12th annual Faith-Labor Breakfast: “Solidarity in the Heartland”.  Pastors Harrison and Jackson, leaders in Ohio’s successful campaign to overturn their state’s union busting bill will be the keynote speakers. Event will take place at First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison. Cost: $25. Join faith leaders from Ohio and Wisconsin as they march from the ICWJ breakfast to the Capitol to deliver valentines in protest to Governor Walker’s office.

12:15 p.m.: Teacher Assistants’ Association “I ♥ UW” Rally.  Meet in front of the Memorial Union and march to the State Capitol. The march will join the Solidarity Sing Along in the Rotunda and speakers will address the current lapse and what we need to do to defend public education in Wisconsin.

4:15 p.m.: “Show the Love, Save Our Schools” Rally – MTI.  The courageous teachers, support staff and even the students of Madison’s schools were central to last year’s demonstrations.  Please join them at the corner of Mifflin and Wisconsin Avenue at 4:15 p.m. for a march, some inspirational speeches and a Solidarity Sing Along!  Support our public schools and the people who dedicate their working lives to improving our communities.

If you aren’t able to come to an event, stop by the Capitol to sign a Valentine!

For more information contact:

ICWJ: Rabbi Renée Bauer,, 608-255-0376.

TAA: Alex Hanna,,  608-466-0790

MTI:Jeff Knight,, 608-257-0491

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