MoveOn Wisconsin solidarity demonstrations in 66 cities, including Tucson and Phoenix (video)by Pamela Powers Hannley on Feb. 28, 2011, under Arizona, organizing, Tucson, unions
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.