Madison, Wisconsin — Farmer Labor Tractorcade

Mar 12, 2011

Details

Time : 11:00 AM

Saturday, at 10am, farmers from the dairyland will bring tractors and solidarity to the Capitol to fight for labor rights and a just state budget. Rural communities will be disproportionately hurt by the cuts to education and Badgercare. Farmers in Wisconsin stand with state workers and all working and middle class families in the state. The event is sponsored by Family Farm Defenders and the Wisconsin Farmers Union. All farmers and eaters welcome and encouraged to come!

The route and agenda- WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS AS CHANGES TAKE PLACE! [PLEASE note, due to permitting restrictions tractorcade will be from 10am to 11am with a rally to follow at 11:30. Only a limited number of tractors will be allowed to remain on the square after 11:00.]

Tractors will take John Nolan Drive to the Capitol and will circle the Capitol one time between 10am and 11am.

Speakers will address the rally starting at 11:30am and will include – Joel Greeno Dairy Farmer, Sarah Lloyd Dairy Farmer, Tony Schultz Vegetable and Beef Farmer, and Jim Hightower national commentator and former Texas Agriculture Commissioner with other speakers and musical artists TBA.

If you are a farmer please wear GREEN. We would like to be able to see you all in the crowd! We encourage farmers to meet at the intersection of the Capitol Square and Hamilton to march with the tractorcade.

If you have a tractor and would like to join in the tractorcade please contact John Peck (608) 260-0900; [email protected]. You will need to getstart time, special logistics, route and transportation information and the tractors will be asked to arrive early.

If you would like to help with on the ground support before or during the rally- Contact John Peck (608) 260-0900; [email protected].

For the official press release see this link http://www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com/

For media contact please contact Scott Schultz of the Wisconsin Farmers Union. 715-723-5561 (office) or 715-533-5906 (cell)
[email protected]

Donations to help offset farmersäó» expenses for taking their tractors to Madison are being accepted at
www.razoo.com