Today in 2011: More than 85,000 Wisconsin citizens rally outside the Capitol in Madison to welcome the return to the state of fourteen Democratic state senators.
Known as the Wisconsin 14, they had left the state to deny the senate a quorum, thus delaying passage of legislation which public employees the right to collectively bargain and restricting other rights of union members.
State Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller’s remarked about the the gathering, “This is what democracy looks like!”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is the third part of a four-part Bicycling Workshop Series featuring expert panelists from the Madison biking community. The topic tonight is “Safety First” This is at 6pm at Redamte Coffee House, 449 State Street. Visit choosetocommute.org for more info or to register.
Tonight, the UW Animal Rights Society, a student organization at UW-Madison concerned about animal rights, is hosting a discussion on the ethics of animal experimentation: a conversation between bioethicist Rob Streiffer and research critic Rick Marolt. The 1-hour talk will be held tonight at 7pm in the Masley Media room of the Red Gym, 716 Langdon Street, and will be followed by a half- hour of questions from the audience. Contact Gina at 608-446-2243 with questions.
Do you want to spend time outdoors and make a positive contribution to our community? The University of Wisconsin Arboretum has openings for volunteers to help with projects in the prairies and forests, on the trails, and in the gardens. Tools and training provided for all volunteer positions. For more info. contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-262-5604.