Thank you to my dear friend Giles Goat Boy for expressing what few of us can put into words, though we manage every day to put it into song.
Over the past two years, photographer Lisa Wells has spent hundreds of hours documenting Wisconsin's daily singing protest known as the Solidarity Sing Along. Lisa takes at least a hundred photos a day, often many more, of the noon-hour singing protest that has taken place at the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison every weekday since March 11th, 2011.
Lisa shares her photos on facebook with her circle of friends and has been very generous in allowing me to post some of her photos here. I would like to share one that was taken during the Solidarity Sing Along on November 15th, 2012.
Of the tens of thousands of photo's Lisa has posted, it's one of my favorites. Over the past few months, the three women in the photo have each received tickets from the Capitol Police for singing, holding signs, or simply speaking out against the policies of Governor Scott Walker and his newly appointed Chief of the Capitol Police, David Erwin.
Under Erwin's demented leadership, rank and file Capitol Police officers have been forced to issue more than 100 citations to peaceful singers, sign-holders, and sidewalk chalkers since September. Lisa has received a few. So have I.
Please read the rest of GGB's beautiful piece about our family - the family that we have built over the past two years - the family that will outlive and outlast anything Walker and his soldier Erwin throw our way.