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The Solidarity Sing Along, the longest running singing protest in history, has endured over four years of Governor Scott Walker’s attempts to stifle dissent in the Wisconsin Capitol. It all started on March 11, 2011, when a few people gathered to sing songs of resistance near the bust of Fighting Bob La Follette. The Sing Along grew as citizens became more and more aware of Scott Walker’s full-blown attack on all that Wisconsin holds dear. As public voices were being shut out of hearing rooms, and corporate-sponsored legislation was being passed in the middle of the night, voices were being raised in the Rotunda. The people sang songs of peace, songs of justice, songs of solidarity.
The Walker regime cracked down. While the governor traveled in and out of the Capitol through underground tunnels to attend out-of-state fundraisers with oligarchs, too afraid to interact with the people he purported to represent, his newly militarized police force began arresting singers. The Capitol Police arrested grandmothers, teenagers, military veterans, elected officials, members of the press, tourists, and hundreds of other peaceful Wisconsin citizens who were simply using the Rotunda for its intended purpose — to petition their government for redress of grievances. Eventually the courts agreed with the singers and the citations were dismissed as judge after judge found that the Walker administration’s rules requiring a permit for gathering in the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda were UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
The story of the Solidarity Sing Along is now being told through the words and photographs of the people who lived it. Unintimidated: Wisconsin Sings Truth to Power includes a
first-person account written by SSA participant Ryan Wherley, interwoven with photographs of people who have faced citations, harassment, threats, and arrests, and yet keep coming to the People’s House to express their dissent. The story isn’t over. The people continue to sing
joyously, as they have each weekday from noon to 1 p.m. since that first day long ago.
Unintimidated: Wisconsin Sings Truth to Power
Courage. Resolve. The Inspiring Story of the Solidarity Sing Along.
Order one for yourself, order one for a friend. All proceeds go to the First Amendment
Protection Fund to help defray court costs for the many who have been arrested standing up for Free Speech.
UNINTIMIDATED: WISCONSIN SINGS TRUTH TO POWER was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Great Midwest Book Festival!
UNINTIMIDATED: WISCONSIN SINGS TRUTH TO POWER is in the news!
Read the Capital Times article and The Isthmus’ Daily Page article about the Solidarity Sing Along’s book, and then order your copy today!