Of course when our massive protests in Wisconsin have so far failed to change the agenda and behavior of our far right Republican Governor and the GOP-controlled legislature, and we are for the most part out of the media spotlight, we can get discouraged. When I feel discouraged, I use my noon hour to gather with others in our Capitol rotunda to sing. An assorted and growing group of drop-in-on-your-lunch-hour citizens has been singing for ten weeks, five days a week from noon to 1. This article tells the story of theÂ â€œSolidarity Singalongâ€ and how the old union, civil rights, spiritual and patriotic songs have tended the spark and kept the spirit of Wisconsin protest alive and well.
Photos are from a day when the rotunda was already booked for a performance, when the group moves outside to the State Street corner of the Capitol Square. You can download a songbook here.