March 9, 2011 9:50 PM EST
High school students in Madison, WI are calling for and organizing a national high school student walkout on Friday, March 11th, at 2:00 PM, local time, Michael Moore reported Wednesday, at approximately 9:40 EST PM, on The Rachel Maddow Show.
This is class war that has been leveled against working people of this country,” said Michael Moore. (Michael Moore’s Twitter feed here.)
Video of Michael Moore’s original mention of the 2:00 PM walkout protest at the 2:55 mark. He goes on to mention why the walkout matters.
Twitter was already abuzz with tweets like this one from Untangled_Vines:
Untangled Vines: “Nationwide High school student walkout. This Friday at 2:00! We need to protest. Just walk right out of class!
From the main Facebook Nationwide Student Walkout event page:
We are asking all students in the United States to walk out at 2:00 PM local time in solidarity with Wisconsin and to organize teach-ins on the attacks on public education and working families where you live.
Another Facebook Public Event has been created for National High School Walkout 2PM Local Time For Friday Mar 11.
A Facebook Fan Page for the walkout has also been created.
How Can I Help?
I urge you to walk out, call your local media, blog about it, let people know on FB and Twitter what you are doing, and spread the word!
Join the movement. 40 hour work weeks, weekends, and a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay are all standard because of unions.
Tell the billionaire puppet masters and their Republican puppets that they have gone too far, and that cops, teachers, nurses, firefighters, and working people matter!
Thanks to commenter David for pointing out that Friday is indeed March 11, not March 9.
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Here is our round-up of the news coverage of the actual March 11, 2011 high school national walkouts.
Latest Update: March 10, 2011 7:14 PM EST