five months ago when the Wisconsin protests began, â€œThe Education of Carrieâ€ got started. I really knew very little about the politics or history of Wisconsin. Now I know more. The more I learn, the more I see that Scott Walkerâ€™s power grab and makeover of our state is absolutely startling given our history as the â€œForwardâ€ state, Americaâ€™s Laboratory of Democracy.
Recently John Nichols wrote an excellent article about a significant 100th anniversary that we should be celebrating this year. Weâ€™re not celebratingâ€”not yetâ€”but, boy, will we celebrate when we regain control of the Senate and replace Governor Walker!
For the sake of others who may also be unaware of our proud accomplishmentsâ€”and of how the Wisconsin GOP has done much to reverse progress in just five monthsâ€”I created this printable flyer covering the main points in the Nichols article. You can download it at my website http://scherpelz.com/contact.html
All over our nation, citizens must stand up to the few masters of privilege and power who are gaining control of our nation. Wisconsinites won the fight in 1911. We will win it again, beginning with the Senate recall elections coming up on August 9.
These photos are of Miss Forward standing proudly during our protests. Jean Pond Miner sculpted her as an allegory of devotion, progressâ€”and the stateâ€™s motto â€œForwardâ€.