WI Protests-Lawmakers In Exile By Michael McIntee | February 18, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Labor/Unions Subscribe to Labor/Unions Follow this author Wisconsin Democratic Party Communications Director Graham Zelinski Democratic Party Senators in Wisconsin have left the state in an attempt to block the passage of an anti-union law. Huge protests against the proposed law, Senate File 11, have filled the state’s Capitol building in Madison for the past three days. Wisconsin Democratic Party Communications Director Graham Zelinski explains why the Democratic Party Senators had to leave the state to block the bill’s passage. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.