Slamming the doors on democracy

Brothers and Sisters,
Thousands of you rallied today to stand up against attacks on workers, to stand up against attacks on the middle class and to stand up against Right to Work legislation. Despite the bitter cold, we came together to tell our legislators that working people want strong unions and a healthy middle class.

Earlier today, citizens flooded the Capitol to bear witness to the Assembly debate and vote. After just minutes of debate, Speaker Robin Vos ordered the gallery cleared. Clearing the gallery completely shuts the people out of our own democratic process. It is not right. It is not just. It is not a transparent democracy.

Right to Work is wrong for every Wisconsin family, union and non-union – we know that Right to Work will drive down wages, cripple worker rights and slow down the economy.

No matter what happens in the hours ahead in the Capitol building, we will continue to educate and organize in every workplace in every city and every town across our state.

We will not give up, standing together we will ride out this storm, the road has never been easy, our fathers and mothers and grandmothers and grandfathers have fought for all the rights they’ve passed on to us, now is our turn to preserve and protect our heritage. History has called on each and every one of us to defend the middle class and we will move forward, together in unity and togetherness.

In Solidarity,
Phil Neuenfeldt, President
Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer

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