The mission of Solidarity Sing Along is to create positive, progressive change through participatory song.
Solidarity Sing Along began holding sing alongs at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on March 11, 2011, and has held a sing along at noon every weekday since then. The sing alongs started up as the large protests and the Capitol occupation were ending. They serve to maintain a continuous progressive, pro-labor presence at the Capitol, as well as providing a place where union members, activists, and citizens can come together and rejuvenate their spirits through song as we continue the fight against Governor Walker and his Republican allies.
Sing alongs usually happen in the Capitol Rotunda, but occasionally move outside to the State Street side of the Capitol if there is a previously scheduled event in the rotunda. Location changes will be posted on this Facebook page if we have advance warning of the move. (Sometimes we do not.) If we are outside, feel free to bring instruments or drums.
Solidarity Sing Along is a member group of the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ).
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