"Un-Welcome Walker" to Springfield, Tuesday, April 17

Join a spirited crowd of rank-and-file union members and community supporters to demonstrate against the extreme agenda and failed record of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in Springfield on Tuesday morning, April 17.

Send a strong message that Illinois rejects Walker's attacks on collective bargaining rights, pensions and health care as well as his corporate tax giveaways and budget cuts to schools and Medicaid.

WHAT: Demonstration and rally against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

WHO: Co-hosted by Springfield Central Labor Council, We Are One Illinois and the Illinois AFL-CIO. Rally speakers from the Illinois AFL-CIO, Wisconsin AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin, Springfield NAACP, Faith Coalition for the Common Good and Citizen Action/Illinois.

WHERE: Outside the Abraham Lincoln Hotel, corner of 7th and Adams Sts. in Springfield

WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 9-11 a.m.

Flyer (PDF) with complete details

Maps: From I-55 to rally site and shuttle bus route from remote parking (Illinois State Fairgrounds to rally site)

Walker will be in Springfield to speak to a group of corporate lobbyists and CEOs invited by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Instead of paying their fair share in taxes, their top priority is slashing the modest pensions earned by teachers and police, firefighters and caregivers and other public employees.