Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Rooted in Solidarity!

This Saturday, in what was the largest rally of this protest yet (and the largest in Wisconsin history!), some of the state's farmers took to the streets, bringing their tractors to the Capitol Square in the Wisconsin Tractorcade, planned by Family Farm Defenders.

Our own Community GroundWorks (keep voting for youth gardens!) made an appearance: 


Even though farmers themselves aren't unionized, these farmers from across the dairyland brought tractors and solidarity to the Capitol to fight for labor rights and a just state budget. Rural communities will be disproportionately hurt by the cuts to education and badgercare, and farmers in Wisconsin stand with state workers, and all working and middle class families in the state. As their facebook event page said, "All farmers and eaters welcome and encouraged to come!"

And here's a video of the Family Farm Defenders vice president, Joel Greeno, on why he organized the tractorcade: 


Hooray for Wisconsin Family Farmers!

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