February 17, 2010

Report on the Feb. 17 Picket at Congressman Obey's Office

On Wednesday, February 17, a group of about 20 concerned citizens gathered in front of Congressman Dave Obey's office in Superior. The protesters came from Trego, Shell Lake, Spooner, Hayward, Duluth and Superior, and half a dozen came from the University of WI-Superior. After holding signs along Tower Ave. from noon to 1pm, the group went up to Obey's office, and left a letter, signed by the whole group, expressing their opposition to the ongoing funding of the two wars.

The picket was part of a national campaign to protest in front of Congressional offices on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. It's main sponsors were Peace North and the Progressive Democrats of America. The next picket will be on the 3rd Wednesday of March, same time and place.

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