I would like to thank each and every sister and brother here not just for being at the Barrymore tonight but especially for all your dedication and devotion over the last eight weeks fighting for our rights, fighting for our unions and fighting to protect non-union workers, the elderly, the poor, the farmers and the physically dis-abled and the other 95% of Wisconsin residents who without your efforts would be horribly affected by the effects of Gov. Scott Walker and his abhorrent Budget Reform Bill.
I appreciate every single one of you that lent your time and resources by taking place in the rallies, by picketing the Capitol in the rain and in the snow when you could have been warm and comfortable in your homes, instead you chose to fight the good fight and you braved the elements missed meals, something I know a little about, to aid the cause.
I would like to thank the citizens all across the state who are showing up on Scott Walkers tour stops and letting him know what real Wisconsinites think about him. I want to thank all the good people out in the rain today collecting signatures for the recall effort I would like to thank the uniformed police officers from across the state who were placed on duty away from their homes and families and whom maintained a high degree of professionalism as well as for the solidarity they demonstrated to the protesters. Particularly Chief Tubb's and the Capitol Police and Security officers.
Thank you to everyone that took the time to educate themselves on the issue's and stood up to the tyranny and illegal methods of Scott Walker and his rubber stamping henchman and cronies.
A big thank you to everyone around the nation and around the world who have noticed our struggle and supported us throughout. I would like to thank all the band members, musicians and speakers here today as well as the members of the International Alliance of Theatre and Stage Employee's union and the management of the Barrymore Theater for bringing us all together.
I would personally like to thank all those who supported me during my hunger strike and kept me going during those long dark days. Personally I would also like to thank everyone at MoveOn.org, Advancing Wisconsin and Politiscoop.com
And finally......thank you Wisconsin for choosing to remain the greatest state in the nation. Thank you Wisconsin for going forward!
On Wisconsin! FORWARD!!!!