We are incredibly inspired by the massive peaceful protests in Wisconsin. More than 100,000 of Wisconsin’s union members, students and community activists have ignited a fire that’s spreading across the country.
Thousands of workers in Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, New Jersey and all over the country are standing together to protest attacks on their states’ middle class.
Across the nation, politicians have waged a war on workers and their rights. These proposals are sold as “good for business” or “tough choices” or about “shared sacrifice.” We know none of this is true and let us not mince words. These are simply mean-spirited, politically motivated, cynical attacks on working people and they fuel a race to the bottom that’s destroying our middle class.
The voices and rights of working people should not be dismissed, but instead they ought to be embraced by our leaders as part of our country’s democratic values.