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Brown grad live-blogs today’s Wisconsin election

August 9, 2011

Politico is describing today’s state Senate election in Wisconsin as a day of reckoning for six GOP senators. Brown grad Erica Sagrans, who went to work for Nancy Pelosi in DC after leaving Providence, is live-blogging the action.

Sagrans is also editing a book on the Wisconsin clash between Republican Governor Scott Walker and public-employee unions. She describes the project this way:

In February of 2011, the people of Wisconsin changed the political landscape in America overnight. In response to their Republican governor’s move to strip workers of the basic right to organize, Wisconsinites decided to fight back—occupying their Capitol for days on end and protesting in record numbers throughout the freezing Madison winter. Their bold action inspired progressives across the country, and revived the conversation on organized labor, direct-action, and civil resistance.

We Are Wisconsin gives an up-close view of the Wisconsin struggle, as told by the grassroots activists, independent journalists, and Wisconsinites who led the fight. This collection of essays, blog posts, and original writing looks at what happened, what it means, and what comes next—including the real-time, fast-paced story of the Capitol occupation as told through tweets from those who were on the inside.

We Are Wisconsin will be released in August, and will be one of first books out on the Wisconsin fight.

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