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Friday, March 25, 2011–Hibbing, Minn.

[all photogs are Pam McCrory photogs, submitted by Joe Gould–click to enlarge]

THE BOYS (AND GIRLS) ON THE BUS--These West Mesabi Iron Rangers traveled from Grand Rapids to Hibbing for a labor rally--passing through my hometown of Pengilly which is halfway between.

I was indeed proud of my homies from the Range last Friday night when about 300 concerned workers, union members and their families turned out for an Iron Range Solidarity Rally at the Memorial Building in Hibbing–the proud hometown of the late Governor Rudy Perpich, Bob Dylan and the World’s Largest Active Open Pit Iron Mine.

Other commitments kept me from driving over to Grand Rapids and joining a busload of Itasca County DFLers who drove across the Mesabi Iron Range to the rally.  A couple of my friends brought me there in spirit. Joe Gould, a young DFL activist and City Councilman from LaPrairie sent me photographs that were taken by another friend, Pam Mcrory.  Mike Simpkins a Beltrami County DFLer from Bemidji and member of the Laborer’s International Union of North America filled me in with some details by phone. Pam is another great DFLer from Beltrami who lives in Bemidji.

Mike Simpkins, a Laborer from Bemidji and Mike Sundeen, a Painter from Carlton County showed their colors.

United Steelworkers of America proudly display their banner.

Jayci supports working families. That should be no surprise since her grandpa is John Rebrovich, USW staff representative for District 11 and a life-long supporter of unions and the DFL.

Iron Range icon, card-carrying Steelworker, and DFL State Rep. Tommy Rukavina (left) peaks out from behind a rally placard.

[Hat tip to Joe and Pam  for the photogs and Mike for info!]

[DFLers proudly belong to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in Minnesota!]

Screen shot of Pam McCrory from the TV news.

Colleen Nardone (right) is a long-time DFLer from Grand Rapids and a member of the DFL Women's Hall of Fame.

Screen shot of Joe Gould from the TV news. See link to news story and video below.

For a story and news video, click this  link.

 

We are one on the Mesabi Iron Range in Minnesota!

 

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Madison, Wis.—Saturday, March 12, 2011

[All photographs are TedF photogs—click on any photograph or thumbnail to enlarge]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Madison, Wis.—Saturday, March 12, 2011

[All photographs are TedF photogs—click on any photograph or thumbnail to enlarge]

More photographs from the PULL TOGETHER SUPPORT WORKING FAMILIES parade and tractorcade.

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Madison, Wis.—Saturday, March 12, 2011

[All photographs are TedF photogs—click on any photograph or thumbnail to enlarge]

Wisconsin farmers and other supporters of working families drove tractors and pulled  wagons and floats in a tractorcade parade—PULL TOGETHER, SUPPORT WORKING FAMILIES– held prior to a huge rally for workers at the Capitol in Madison last Saturday.  Local media estimated that 100,000 to 150,000 working people and supporters attended the parade and rally.

Nine Wisconsinites dressed as dairy cows and one Wisconsin woman carried signs spelling out “S-O-L-I-D-A-R-I-T-Y” as they danced in the street around the perimeter of the Capitol while singing “Na, na, na,na. Na, na, na, na. Governor Walk-er, good-bye!”

People poured in for the PULL TOGETHER PARADE as it circled the perimeter of Capitol Square in Madison.  As the parade progressed, people kept pouring into the Capitol area and joining the parade so that it was soon hard to tell the paraders from the parade-goers.  Two things were for certain at this Madison Mardis Gras for working middle class Americans–everybody was in unity and solidarity, and nobody believed that any good would every come from the blatant anti-worker policies of Wisconsin Republicans as they continue to abuse their power.

Thousands carried signs and banners illustrating their extreme dislike of Republican Governor Walker, the Republican Wisconsin State Senate and the Republican Wisconsin State House of Representatives as well as the billionaire Koch Brothers and other billionaires who pull the puppet strings that make the Republican executive and legislative branches of Wisconsin government dance. Recall Republicans and Recall Walker were the action phrases of the day and it is the recalling of Republicans that will chart the course of Wisconsin’s political future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More thumbnails and photogs from parade in next post–Everyone was There and Nobody Tried to Hide

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