A certain Anonymous…the good kind, not the bad kind…asked why I have not weighed in on the movement in Wisconsin to defend worker’s rights against the union busting greed of The Man.
Good question…and I’ve got an answer.
I stand in solidarity with the workers and students in Wisconsin. My sister was born in Madison, so I’ve got a soft spot for that town…and I come from a union family, so I was raised on a steady diet of “united we bargain, divided we beg.”
I’m tardy in posting on this subject because I’ve been soaking up the inspiration.
Sometimes I just need to witness a happening...and Gawd knows I needed to this time.
Last week, I was beyond low. They call it a struggle for a reason and sometimes the relentless siege against justice just plain weighs on me.
I woke up one morning last week and I just didn’t think anything I was doing as an activist made a difference...
…and then I clicked on the television and saw a sea of workers organized to defend their rights in Wisconsin.
And I’ve been soaking up the energy.
I’ve listened as workers sang the national anthem in the hall of their state government.
I watched as the people spoke truth to those elected to serve them.
Sometimes social justice work can feel so lonely…even a bitch needs something to hold on to!
Trust that I am inspired…refueled…fired up and ready to dive back in because of the movement work happening in Wisconsin and other states.
And I’ve been reminded of that truth that I was raised on but somehow lost sight of for a minute… this isn’t about what I can or can’t do on my own.
This is about what we can do that together.
To the workers in Wisconsin and Ohio and across this nation, thank you for your inspiration and activism.
What you do benefits us all and I know that, respect that, and appreciate the hell out of it.
I stand with you and we shall not be moved!