Gathering marks the anniversary of Act 10 passageAbout 30 people bundled up to attend the “Budget Repair Vigil,” on the evening of March 9 at Veterans Park.
About 30 people bundled up to attend the “Budget Repair Vigil,” on the evening of March 9 at Veterans Park.
Attendees held candles to commemorate the passage of Wisconsin Act 10, the “budget repair bill” that passed in March 2011 and prompted statewide demonstrations and rallies protesting its limits to nearly all collective bargaining for public-union employees.
MC and organizer Nan Lambert said of the passing of Act 10, “I was outraged that the democratic process was abused by Walker.”
“I am grateful for the Fabulous 14, who left the state to buy us more time,” she said.
Other speakers included: Scott Herron, New Richmond High School teacher, Mike Huggins, former Eau Claire city manager, Amy Graham, UW-River Falls student and Ramona Gunter, UW-River Falls Professor.
Following the gathering, attendees socialized afterward at 208 S. Main St., the new headquarters of the Awareness Project.