Jesse Jackson rallies protesters at Wis. Capitol
Associated Press - February 18, 2011 1:55 PM ET
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson has urged thousands of protesters in the Wisconsin Capitol to continue their stand against a sweeping anti-union bill that state Republicans are pushing.
Jackson made an unannounced appearance at the protests Friday afternoon. Protesters rushed to shake his hand or high-five him, and many shouted, "Thank you, Jesse."
Jackson told the protesters they were fighting for a just cause. He told them to hold strong to their principles and continue fighting to kill the bill. Then he led the masses in a rendition of "We Shall Overcome."
Gov. Scott Walker's bill would cut costs in part by eliminating collective-bargaining rights.
Jackson likened the protest to anti-government fights in Egypt and Tunisia. He says Wisconsin workers should be allowed at the table to help find a solution.
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Now it's getting good!!!!
Stan b & Elvis
Secondly, the legislators are elected to do a job....pass or defeat legislation. The Democrats are doing neither and therefore aren't doing their jobs. They deserve a good >thwacking<.
Great, now Jesse Jerkoff found the TV camera. The other poverty pimp, Al Sharpton, won't be far behind!
Personally, I have no dog in this fight. What happens in WI doesnít impact me at all. The people of WI got what they voted for. I would hazard a guess to say some of the people protesting even voted for Walker because they didnít think his budget cutting would impact them.