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Packing Up! February 23, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — wiunion @ 5:43 pm

We are packing up our stuff from our home away from home. Dianne and Bob welcomed us into their home, fed us, introduced us to folks in the area and really helped make our stay so much more warm.

Whether it was a police officer who showed me the way in, a family who took us in or the hundred people who helped us get in, the kindness of others is something I will always remember about this place. It’s been a long four days, sort of an emotional roller coaster. I’m sad to leave, but am ready to go home.

What a long, strange trip it has been.


9 Responses to “Packing Up!”

  1. Naran Says:

    Here’s what you missed today:

    Public Hearings
    HP 156, LD 179 An Act To Prohibit the Issuance of a 2nd Absentee Ballot under Certain Circumstances Feb 23, 2011, 10:00a Room 437, State House
    HP 184, LD 231 An Act To Ensure the Integrity of Laws Governing Clean Elections by Amending Provisions Regarding Equipment Repurchase Feb 23, 2011, 10:00a Room 437, State House
    HP 225, LD 277 An Act To Make Disputed Ballots in State Elections Public Feb 23, 2011, 10:00a Room 437, State House
    HP 229, LD 285 An Act To Require That the Secretary of State Certify the Qualifications of Candidates for Legislative Office Feb 23, 2011, 10:00a Room 437, State House
    Work Sessions
    SP 17, LD 2 An Act To Allow Farm Wineries To Charge for Wine Tastings Feb 23, 2011, 1:00p Room 437, State House
    HP 61, LD 73 An Act To Establish a Uniform Deadline for Persons Qualifying as Candidates Feb 23, 2011, 1:00p Room 437, State House
    SP 45, LD 103 An Act To Improve the Access of Beer and Wine Licensees to Agency Liquor Store Licenses Feb 23, 2011, 1:00p Room 437, State House
    HP 125, LD 142 An Act To Improve Party Status Requirements Feb 23, 2011, 1:00p Room 437, State House
    HP 173, LD 196 An Act Regarding Unenrolled Candidates under the Maine Clean Election Act Feb 23, 2011, 1:00p Room 437, State House

  2. Cynthia Snyder Says:

    Thank you for coming to WI and supporting us. You are so wonderful to come and give of yourself, and pat us on the back with open eyes. Maine is lucky to have you.
    Thanks for the positivity and Solidarity, Cynthia Snyder, Substitute Teacher

  3. Jana Says:

    Out of admiration, I offer this praise to you:

  4. Daylin Leach Says:


    I am a state Senator from Pennsylvania. If it would help, I would be happy to come out and to try to bring some of my Democratic colleagues. I’m not sure who to speak to out there. But we’re happy to help in any way we can,.

  5. pam boersma Says:

    I am soooo sorry to miss you; I would love to get a picture with you to send to my son, a BADGER graduate who is working as a landscape architect in Bar Harbor, Maine. He is a huge fan (and introduced me to) Ian’s Pizza which I hope you got to visit on State Street and order pizzas for us demonstrators at the capitol. I slept at the capitol by insistance by my 10 year old daughter and may very well have drank the coffee you donated by the university TAA headquarters. Thank you sooooo much for your support and showing up for our cause!!!!! If things go badly here, I may become a resident of your state.

  6. Stu Nicholson Says:

    As a state employee in Ohio, we’re fighting the same fight here. Thank you for drawing attention to this effort to hurt not only union members and their families, but middle class working families in general.

    In Ohio, over thelast six years, state employees have endured two pay freezes and pay cuts (via 20 furlough days)….and we did so voluntarily to help the state balance the budget. Now, those pushing the end of collective bargaining don’t want to just put more on our backs….they want to break our backs completely.

  7. Amy Says:

    Thank you for coming. and for writing. Thank you!

  8. leslie hodges Says:

    I read about you on Huffington Post, then read this blog. I live in Atlanta, Georgia but have been following this story with great interest. It is people like you and the protesters in Wisconsin that give me hope for this country. If we are going to create a society that works for everybody, not just the super rich, we are going to have to fight for it. Good for you for going to Wisconsin!

  9. Annie Finch Says:

    Thank you for this great blog. You are wonderful! I met you last year in Portland on election day (you were with your mom in Bull Feeney’s and we talked about Samantha Smith). I couldn’t be more i am so proud that you are representing me, a Mainer, in WI and hope to see you tomorrow in Augusta!

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