Minneapolis Activists Rally to Support Wisconsin and Union Workers

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Yesterday, local citizens in Minneapolis joined 270 separate rallies across the nation organized by MoveOn.org and endorsed by 50 other organizations. These rallies were a protest against the Koch-Walker style politics in Wisconsin. They were also an action in support of Wisconsin and of worker rights in Minnesota. Passionate speakers talked about how their lives have been improved by union representation, and the danger of attacks on unions. The 250-person crowd was boisterous but well contained. There was also a simultaneous rally in Rice Park in St. Paul.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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