KidCapitol wrote:Looking at the face book page, the majority can't be there.
82 confirmed, 61 maybe, 121 declined, 550 unanswered, as of the last time I checked. Considering we launched this on...hm...yesterday
, I'm okay with the turnout. And bear in mind, that's just Facebook. Twitter's a whole 'nother deal. @wearewisc is approaching 400 followers, and it was launched maybe hours before the Brown Bag Dinner event was announced.
KidCapitol wrote:(I can't either. I have a Parks Commish mtg. to go to where I can speak directly to the Parks Dept. which is taking more of a part in democracy than just sitting there eating out of a brown bag.
That's the idea, Kid! My democracy's longer than yours. Great idea; keep it up. PS: I've personally sent 7 emails to elected officials about the broader issue of budget and budget "repair." The only response has come from my state rep, who is a Dem. Clearly, as Isthmus
' suit against the Governor has shown, direct contact with the people foisting this legislation upon us is really, really
Sorry, but this "protest" just seems ridiculous. Especially since you want to censor what people write on their bags?
Censor? Who said anything about censorship? If you're about economy of effort, answer me this. Will a big, fat-markered "FUCK YOU WALKERRR" get more traction inside the Capitol than something more well-formed and rational? (Realistically, neither will--but that's what nonviolent protest is all about: taking the high road.)
KidCapitol wrote:They should have scheduled a bag lunch for Sat. instead where the turnout will be greater.
There's going to be a huge turnout on Saturday anyway. The point of this event is to create a visible, cohesive presence on the other
days of the week between
Sunday and Saturday. This isn't just a weekend protest; it's an every goddamn day of the year movement.
Sorry you won't be there, but something tells me you'd be a bummer to hang out with anyway.