Saturday, October 15, 2011
Follow Patch in real time as we cover the "Occupy Milwaukee" protests in downtown Milwaukee — and tell us what you think of the demonstrations.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
On Saturday, the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations are coming to Milwaukee, with an "Occupy Milwaukee" rally at 11 a.m. at Zeidler Park and a 12:30 p.m. protest at the Chase Bank building on Wisconsin Avenue. The Patch team will be there for both events and will continually update this blog with what's happening...but we want to hear from you as well. Post comments throughout the day in the box below — there's no need to register or log in. Just tell us what you have to say.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
If you are planning to attend Saturday's rally and protest in downtown Milwaukee, share your insights with Patch.
The "Occupy Wall Street" movement defined by protests against the financial elite throughout the country is coming to Milwaukee on Saturday, and Patch is looking to connect with local people who plan to attend. Occupy Milwaukee is Saturday, with an 11 a.m. rally at Zeidler Park and a 12:30 p.m. protest at the Chase Bank building on Wisconsin Avenue. The group has a Facebook page and Twitter account, and WISN reports the group is already meeting with police to avoid some of the problems that have taken place elsewhere. More than 100 people were arrested in Boston, reports the Washington Post, and about 700 were arrested earlier this month in New York, says the Daily News. Are you planning to attend Saturday's rally and/or protest? We want …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Protesters take issue with senator's support of Ryan's Medicare overhaul, but Darling spokesman says it's a federal issue, not a state one.
Dozens of people gathered Thursday to protest Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) outside her campaign office on Silver Spring Drive in Glendale. The event was organized to protest Darling's support of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan, which calls for an overhaul of Medicare. She expressed her support for Ryan's plan at a GOP fundraiser in June. As protesters marched in a circle up and down Silver Spring Drive, they chanted: "Darling, Darling, she don't care! She wants to end Medicare!" However, Darling's campaign manager, Andrew Davis, said the protesters are interjecting a federal issue into what is a state campaign. "This is a federal issue and this is a state Senate race, so this issue doesn't play here at all," Davis said. "Senator …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sen. Alberta Darling says she supports extending unemployment benefits for another 13 weeks.
In what has become a reoccurring scene throughout state Sen. Alberta Darling’s district, protesters once again gathered in front of her office Tuesday - this time in Menomonee Falls. In a protest sponsored by Wisconsin Jobs Now, a group of about 50 to 60 people demanded both the Republican senator and Gov. Scott Walker call a special session to secure additional unemployment benefits in Wisconsin. More than 10,000 unemployed Wisconsin residents saw their extended benefits run out April 16, according to the Journal Sentinel. The Legislature chose not to accept $89 million in federal funding that would have extended these benefits to the out-of-work for another 13 weeks, from 73 weeks to 86 weeks. However, Darling released a statement after …
Monday, April 11, 2011
Labor and advocacy groups meet early in effort to get word out to those working during hearing process.
The public's input on Gov. Scott Walker's proposed biennial budget continued Monday as the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee came to Milwaukee for an eight-hour listening session at State Fair Park. The hearing was scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but opponents of the budget, upset that the session is being held during working hours, were doing their best to extend the time frame from dawn to dusk. Scheduling their own press conference for 7 a.m. outside the Expo Center, where the hearing is taking place, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO and other groups sought to get a jump on the powerful finance committee. It did not take long for tempers to flare, as 7 a.m. came and went with many of the scheduled speakers unable…
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
More than 100 people voice their support of a recall of Sen. Alberta Darling Wednesday.
The office of State Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) on Wednesday became the target of a large demonstration for the second time in as many months. More than 100 demonstrators wielding megaphones, signs, drums and their voices formed a line along the sidewalk in front of her office at N88W16621 Appleton Ave. Recall petitioners were also present in the crowd, and were gathering signatures. Some motrists pulled over and signed a petition from their car. Petitioners will need to gather more than 20,000 signatures before May 2 to force a recall election. Two suporters of Darling joined the fray on Wednesday and wielded their own signs of support. There were a few verbal sparring matches between Darling supporters and recall supporters on …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Alternate entrance to Capitol is heavily guarded.
State Rep. Dan Knodl was sent to the Risser Building across the street from the State Capitol, in order to enter the Capitol through an underground tunnel. When he arrived at that entrace, this video captured police in riot gear standing guard. Patch's Jim Price reports that demonstrators are being forcibly removed from the Capitol.
Knodl represents Menomonee Falls and Germantown.
State Rep. Dan Knodl tries to get into the Capitol on Thursday, but is sent to a different entrance due to heightened security.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
A video recap of Tuesday's events surrounding Gov. Walker's budget address.
In Wednesday's special edition PatchCast, local editors Carl Engelking, Denise Lockwood and James Price went to Madison for reaction and color surrounding Gov. Scott Walker's budget address. Patches in southeastern Wisconsin will continue to provide complete coverage of the events in Madison as they pertain to their local communities.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Demonstration also includes rally around state Sen. Alberta Darling's office.
Protesters from all over the Milwaukee area converged on downtown Menomonee Falls Wednesday afternoon to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget repair bill. Hundreds of public workers and residents assembled at about 4 p.m. in the parking lot outside North Middle School on Garfield Avenue before marching down Appleton Avenue. Protesters chanted: “Kill the bill!” and “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Scott Walker’s got to go!” while motorists beeped their horns and waved in approval. Protesters wielded signs and American flags while police controlled crosswalks during rush hour on Appleton Avenue. Before marching south on Appleton Avenue, the line of protesters completely encircled state Sen. Alberta Darling’s offices at N88W16621 Appleton Ave. …