This sign, which showed up on Lake Monona off of John Nolan Drive, makes me smile every time I drive by.
When I cast my ballot tomorrow, this is moment I’ll be thinking of.
I’ll remember the tremendous pride and solidarity I felt with my fellow citizens in the Capitol rotunda that Saturday in February, 2011. We were outraged by the behavior of Governor Walker and his allies. We couldn’t believe what they were doing to our state. We listened to people tell their stories and talked about how we were going to fight back. That eventually we were going to make a difference, and our voices would be heard.
Tomorrow is that day. Yes, when I mark my ballot for my beloved Wisconsin, this is the scene I’ll be remembering.
It was a year ago today that I first joined the protests at the Capitol.
Since that time I’ve been truly saddened by what the state government has been doing to my beloved Wisconsin. The recent stories about secret emails regarding the redistricting process perfectly illustrate the blatant power grabs by politicians who don’t listen to the constituents they represent, and the urgent need to remove them from office.
The fact that over a million signatures were collected to recall Governor Scott Walker in just a short two months has given me tremendous hope however. Hang in there Wisconsin.
I can’t resist taking pictures of the tree in the Capitol at Christmastime.
This week, my beloved Wisconsin began the process of collecting signatures to recall Governor Walker. A recall rally was held at the Capitol today and I couldn’t pass up the chance to go.
I went to the Capitol yesterday for the rally hosted by We Are Wisconsin. It was a cold and dreary day, but the rally was energizing. As I walked by the tulip bed on the State Street corner, it seemed as if even the tulips were rising up in solidarity.
The last time I was on the square, I noticed this interactive art. The bucket, filled with pieces of string, has the instruction “Add a Loop.”
The clever signs and costumes people come up with during the recent protests in Madison have been great. Here are a few from last Saturday.