More than a thousand people turned out in Harrisburg yesterday in support of workers and teachers in Wisconsin. Rallies commenced in all 50 state capitols and other major cities including Philadelphia. I attended the rally on the Capitol steps in Harrisburg where Mike Morrill of Keystone Progress emceed as workers and Rick Bloomingdale of the PA AFL-CIO spoke to the gathered audience. Roughly forty or so Tea baggers congregated across the street protesting working people trying to save the American dream. They even heckled the invocation. I’ve never heard anyone heckle a prayer before.
The steps were packed with union workers, teachers and supporters of worker’s rights. Many wore Badger red in support of the brave folks in Wisconsin battling snow and freezing weather to keep their American dreams.
A few pictures from the event: