Hi, My name is Diane Russell. I am a state representative from Portland, Maine. I am driving with three friends to Madison because if the levee breaks in Madison, we will all be flooded. We hope to bring supplies of food, water and coffee to tired and hungry protesters. This is my blog documenting the trip out, but also putting pen to proverbial paper on my thoughts about a class war we aren’t even allowed to discuss without being accused of wearing tin hats.
I am not a spontaneous person. Dropping everything to drive half-way across the country is not exactly a “norm” for me. In fact, I’ve never done anything like this before. But I know that if Gov. Walker’s proposal stands, that same proposal will be introduced in Maine as part of Phase II of Gov. LePage’s “Regulatory Reform.” (We call them Regulatory Rollbacks..)
You can also follow the trek on Twitter @MissWrite or on FB, facebook.com/misswrite.
Please be sure to sign the Solidarity Letter
We are accepting donations to buy food, water, and coffee (It’s COLD there, too!) for our protesters.