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    here are hurting my heart at this point even more than the new attack from the money machine.

    Here's a news report on what I personally have been helping organize here in Wisconsin from just this week: pushback on behalf of families of students with disabilities against those who wish to privatize our kids' education and strip them of federal education protections in the process.  We have a statewide non-partisan grassroots group put together for this....

    Look at the event at that link, look at the faces of the children we're working for... and you're fed up with us?

    The billionaire assault, on so many many fronts, is disempowering enough without having those who should be agreeing with us -- those who should be with us -- turning their backs on us.

    I'm trying very hard to hang on to the "gentle" in the "we are a gentle, angry people" that gets sung every noon in the Capitol Rotunda.   But oh, this is hurting my heart.

    If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. - Bishop Desmond Tutu

    by AnnieJo on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 03:38:42 AM PST

    •  I've been watching the info coming (2+ / 0-)
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      out about how Walker's education "reforms" are going to devastate provision for meeting the needs of students with disabilities and have gotten a clear read that this governor doesn't care about children with disabilities or those who care about them.  The people who showed up here to taunt and lecture us aren't worth spit.  Don't let them get you down, AnnieJo.  They know nothing about the reality of what's happening here and thus their opinions are nothing but hot air.  They should be ashamed!  

      "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

      by 3goldens on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 09:59:32 AM PST

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      •  Thanks 3goldens! (3+ / 0-)
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        Yes, they should be ashamed.

        Our Stop Special Needs Voucher group, with ZERO funding -- an entirely volunteer / parent-based organization -- got the school privatizers on the run this week.

        They weren't going to make their big splashy announcement until the budget actually appeared.  But we pre-empted them, in a big way.  We totally got out in front of their propaganda, with strong statements by passionate families (with great photo-ops from our kids) that got wide news coverage and set the narrative.

        The lobbyists from American Families for Children came to the press event in their fancy suits and were scurrying around in the halls afterwards trying to spin the disaster (for them), and figure out which billionaires were funding US.  Hah.  I bought the damn nametags and posterboard out of my own pocket, guys.

        Awesome article in The Progressive about our cause (we're non-partisan, but we sure do welcome sympathetic press):
        Walker's Ploy on Special Needs Vouchers

        If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. - Bishop Desmond Tutu

        by AnnieJo on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 02:48:51 AM PST

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        •  I mean, American Federation for Children. nt (1+ / 0-)
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          If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. - Bishop Desmond Tutu

          by AnnieJo on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 02:49:29 AM PST

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        •  Good for you! Well done. (1+ / 0-)
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          Will check out your link to the article in The Progressive asap.  

          "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

          by 3goldens on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:50:04 AM PST

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