With unprecedented attacks on the American worker and unions being launched across the nation, people are raising their voices and fighting back. Below is a roundup of some of the action taking place around the country.
100,000 protesters showed up in Madison, Wisc., on Saturday, Feb. 26 to speak out against Gov Walker’s attempts to strip unions and workers of their rights.
Check out our full roundup of this event here.
On Friday, Feb. 25, the New Jersey Education Association sponsored a rally at the statehouse in Trenton, N.J. More than 4,000 union members and labor supporters descended on the capitol to show their support for educator and worker rights.
For more information on this rally and upcoming events in New Jersey, click here.
Educators and union members rallied in solidarity with sisters and brothers under attack in Wisconsin, Idaho, Ohio, and Indiana on Friday, Feb. 25. Does it feel like the tide is turning? It did in Portland. NEA President Dennis Van Roekel was among the many speakers to fire up the crowd.
For more information on rallies in Oregon, please visit the Oregon Education Association.
The Stand with Wisconsin Workers rally held on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at the state capitol in Sacramento was attended by more than 2,500 labor supporters and featured a number of stirring speakers.
For more information on the rally, visit the California Teachers Association page.
Moveon.org sponsored rallies at every state capitol and in many large cities across the country on Saturday, February 26th. For pictures from across the country, check out their 50 Photos from the 50-State Rallies to Save the American Dream article.