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Another Epilogue: More Popular Than A Poster Board In Wisconsin

by Alex Iwashyna

in Reading & Writing Elsewhere

The video of the firefighters entering the Rotunda in support of the protesters in Wisconsin made me cry. (If you can’t see the video, click here.)

I was tired when I wrote my sign:

Teachers teach my child. Let them bargain so they're paid what my children are worth. SOLIDARITY WISCONSIN.

I’m planning on unionizing with myself. And maybe the following people who let me write on their sites.

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Suzy February 26, 2011 1

It made me cry too. I love firefighters. I knew the woman who was chief of firefighters during 9/11. They surrounded her car as they walked towards the twin towers. When they got her close enough to the disaster, they left her and walked into the towers. She never saw any of them again.

She keeps a memorial card of one of those men next to her bed. So she never forgets.

Like anyone could forget that day. And that’s why I love firefighters.
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Ginger February 27, 2011 2

As a former teacher…thanks Alex. Go Wisconsin teachers.


hadassah February 27, 2011 3

best protest poster. ever.

you have a gift. thank you for sharing your writing with us.

(i also “liked” you eating disorders commentary on facebook. as a therapist who interned at an inpatient ed unit, i was repeatedly dismayed by the treatment. what you wrote made me understand why even more.)


Megan (Best of Fates) February 27, 2011 4

I’ve still been too lazy to write you the whole email I planned in response to your last post, but I’ll still make a comment here – mainly that I know absolutely nothing about teachers in Wisconsin and you make me feel terribly, terribly uninformed.
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jen @ a little barefoot blog February 28, 2011 5

Sing it. I stand with Wisconsin public employees. I stand with all labor unions. Period.


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