Mike Tate, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, posted this today.
“Having been in Madison much of the week I realized that I was actually concerned that if I entered the Capitol near the noon hour I’d be arrested. I figure the Walker folks would love a pic of me in cuffs. And it made me think on how much it seems the definition of what is a crime or unlawful behavior has changed. It’s apparently not a crime to strip workers of their rights, have campaign operatives running a govt, radically redistricting our state, slowing release of public records, have campaign operatives blatantly coordinating activity between independent and candidate groups and on and on. Yet a few folks gathering to sing songs seeking a redress of grievances in our Capitol is a crime. As a child I loved wandering the Capitol and walking onto the Assembly and Senate floors, looking at the parlors. Today, as an adult I fear entering the building for risk I may be led away in handcuffs and charged with a crime.
I look forward to the day we reclaim our state. I believe our time is coming soon.”
We have seen elected Democrats and leaders of Democratic leaning groups participating in the daily Solidarity Sing Alongs this week, so we don’t understand why you won’t come and join us there also. If you can’t do that, I second the pledge put forward by Lisa Wells, which says “Mike is always sending me e-mails asking for money to fight for the cause. Put up or shut up.” You can do that by giving a financial donation to the Solidarity Sing Along Legal Defense Fund at http://solidaritysingalong.org/
Without your help, we can’t win.
UPDATE: Mike Tate has contacted Lisa Wells and pledged $50 towards the defense fund.
Thank you Mike!.