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MoveOn Wisconsin solidarity demonstrations in 66 cities, including Tucson and Phoenix (video)

[tnivideo caption=”Tucson Rally to Save the American Dream” credit=”Move On Tucson”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX6USlp7XrU[/tnivideo]

MoveOn.org organized nationwide Rallies to Save the American Dream to demonstrate support of Wisconsin workers last Saturday.

Their original goal was to have a solidarity demonstration in every state capitol, but in the end, there were rallies in every state capitol + 16 other cities. Tens of thousands of Americans demonstrated in 66 separate events around the country.

Despite competing lefty events on Saturday, approximately 600 Tucsonans demonstrated in favor of Wisconsin workers and unions on all four corners of Speedway and Campbell and down Campbell toward the University of Arizona. A reported 900 demonstrated in Phoenix.

Check out this story on the MoveOn blog for 50 photos from 50 different rallies around the country.

More than 100,000 people braved the snow and demonstrated in Madison on Saturday.

[tnivideo caption=”MoveOn Rally to Save the American Dream in Madison, Wis.” credit=”rweitz54″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e632nXTu8yw[/tnivideo]

5 comments on “MoveOn Wisconsin solidarity demonstrations in 66 cities, including Tucson and Phoenix (video)

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  2. latino4ever
    February 28, 2011

    Looks like you blew the 6000+ tea part rallies out of the water.

    • RH
      March 1, 2011

      Tea party is paid hooligans by the billionaire Koch brothers and their front man Dick Armey!:-) The tea party will fizzle in time its nothing but a remake of the Ross Perot movement!:-)

  3. RH
    March 1, 2011

    Ross Perot to created a storm for a while, seemed to be the 3rd party many desired, but if fizzled in time due to unfortunately for those who desire a 3rd competing party the democrats and republicans are to well entrenched in our society not saying one day it might not happen, we see a movement afoot now to create a “independent party” for the independents but if either party inflitrates it and tries to take it over as the tea party was by the GOP operatives its never going to be successful in the long run, since front parties have the backroom parties agenda and the old saying of you can fool some of the people all the time but you cannot fool all the people all the time applies, once folks realize what the front party is they loose interest and momentum, its becoming more and more obvious as the days go on the tea party is nothing but a branch of the GOP thats why the joke is circulating they are teapublicans, angry, white republicans!:-)

  4. RH
    March 1, 2011

    Polls are like my horoscope, fun to read, entertaining, but I don’ t live my life by either one, elections run in cycles, much like the weather sometimes its sunny sometimes not! Another old corny saying comes to mind, the sun don’t shine on one dogs tail all the time, it has to shine on some other dogs tail some of the time, the GOP went into the shade in 2006/2008, its peaking out a bit for them in 2010, and cannot say yet if it will be cloudy or sunny for them in 2012, but time will tell!

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.

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