History in Madison: The Right to Peaceably Assemble

Feb 17, 2011

MADISON-Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate about the coming weekend of historic protest in Madison and throughout the state.
“In historic numbers, people in Wisconsin have rallied to their capital and outside the homes of lawmakers to peacefully protest against what they see as a grievous wrong. Only the blindest and most selective eye cannot see that not only have the crowds been peaceful but, in the face of the biggest insult to the middle class in generations, the tone has been boisterous, clamorous, but also proper. Headed into a weekend of more protest, including at the homes of elected officials, I urge those exercising their right to peaceably assemble to continue to honor the best traditions of our First Amendment.”