High School Walkout News Coverage Round Up

March 12, 2011

On Wednesday, we reported that WI high school students were calling for students nationwide to stand in solidarity with them to protest Governor Scott Walker’s union-busting bill by participating in a nationwide high school walk out. The walkouts were scheduled on Friday, March 11, 2011, at 2:00 PM local time.

Here’s a sample of the media and blog coverage of the high school walkouts on the net:

Eua Claire, WI walkout coverage includes an article and local TV footage.

From Urbana, IL, college and high school students joined the walk out together.

In Mankato, MN, more than 200 students walked out to join the protest.

Students in Skokie, IL are organizing continued protests and walkouts next week.

States as far away as Massachusetts saw students join the walkouts. From the east coast to the west coast, students across the nation made their voices heard. Here, Portland OR students rallied.

We could go on and on with lists. Google News links to similar articles across the country.

As an American, it makes me proud to see young people getting informed, and making their voices heard. Thankfully, this does not bode well for the nationwide movement to legally disenfranchise likely Democratic voters. College students, the poor, and other likely Democratic voters’ right to vote are under openly direct attack in 32 states.

For details and to learn more, watch this shocking video.

Money Quote:

Right now in 2011, Republicans in 32 states are considering adding more onerous ID requirements to make it harder to register and harder to vote. Which should bring down the number of Democratic voters nicely in time for the 2012 presidential election. And, which should limit any electoral damage these guys might be expecting from pushing for even wildly unpopular redistribution of resources and rights, away from American’s middle class. TADA!


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