Wisconsin 14 Senators: Protesters Trade in Rally Signs for (Recall) Clipboards

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The “Wisconsin 14″ Senate Democrats returned to Madison this weekend after over three weeks hiding across the state line in Illinois to avoid giving Gov. Scott Walker a quorum to pass his anti-collective bargaining legislation. Thirteen of those 14 held a press conference at Monona Terrace Saturday before appearing, to thunderous applause, at the massive rally on Capitol Square. Pro-worker activists have heralded the “Wisconsin 14″ for slowing down the legislative process and allowing Walker’s right-wing agenda to be debated and analyzed inside the State Senate and Assembly, all across Madison and the nation.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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