Rallies set in every state on Saturday


Progressive organizations are planning rallies in all 50 state capitals Saturday to show support for workers in Wisconsin under the theme, “Save the American dream.” Simultaneous events will take place at the Capitol in St. Paul and other communities at noon, moveon.org said on its website.

“In Wisconsin and around our country, the American Dream is under fierce attack. Instead of creating jobs, Republicans are giving tax breaks to corporations and the very rich-and then cutting funding for education, police, emergency response, and vital human services,” the announcement on moveon.org said.

“On Saturday, February 26, at noon local time, we are organizing rallies in front of every statehouse and in every major city to stand in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin. We demand an end to the attacks on worker’s rights and public services across the country. We demand investment, to create decent jobs for the millions of people who desperately want to work. And we demand that the rich and powerful pay their fair share.”

Also on Saturday, workers in Hudson, Wis., will gather at 10 a.m. at City Hall to oppose Governor Scott Walker’s budget bill that would strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights.

City Hall is located at 505 3rd St. For more information, call Jim Mangan, 715-505-2835.