Monday, February 21, 2011

Rep. Tammy Baldwin Joins Workers At Protest in Madison

I first met Rep. Tammy Baldwin at a screening of the movie Milk back in 2008 and was immediately impressed. Our conversation that night, which was about a month after Obama's historic victory, was about how grassroots action can lead to some amazing victories. Baldwin's support of the grassroots has continued since then, which is why I wasn't surprised to see that she tweeted about being "back in the Capitol with thousands of dedicated Wisconsinites."

In a statement she put out through her Congressional office, Baldwin also pointed out how the proposals from Governor Walker are "reckless and dangerous" and that "state employees deserve a voice and a show of respect from our governor and our state legislature." This is noteworthy because it's not coming from some random Member of Congress. Baldwin was born and raised in Madison and was in the Wisconsin General Assembly before being elected to the House of Representatives.

With the House not in session this week, Rep. Baldwin is taking the time to "stand in solidarity with my fellow Wisconsinites." While there, she has also said she wanted "to echo the chants in the Capitol" by saying "THANK YOU for all you are doing." With Baldwin joining the crowds in Madison and the Wisconsin 14 (the Democrats in the state senate) standing up to Governor Walker, the Democrats in Wisconsin have definitely shown their desire to stand up for the working class.

UPDATE: It's also worth watching a quick video of Tammy speaking about her support of the workers while she was heading to the floor of the House of Representatives to cast votes last week.

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