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Firefighters try to gain entrance into the Capitol on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, state Rep. Kelda Helen Roys, Jim Goodman of Family Farm Defenders, Madison mayoral candidates Paul Soglin and David Cieslewicz, and Matt Nelson of Color of Change will rally at noon Saturday in support of a bold vision for Wisconsin’s future that rejects the cuts in public services and attacks on unions, public employees and teachers proposed by Gov. Scott Walker.

They’ve been pulled together by the Wisconsin Wave movement, which declares:

— Our state government must guarantee a fully funded public sector, including education, health care, human services, transportation, public safety, and vital regulatory agencies.

— Taxes on large corporations and wealthy individuals should be returned to reasonable levels in order to solve the state’s fiscal crisis.

— The state must respect the rights of workers to organize unions and bargain collectively.

— Initial budget priorities must be established through public participation instead of closed door meetings between public officials and special-interest lobbyists.

— Voting rights must be expanded, not limited, to ensure that every Wisconsinite can take part in our democracy.

— Wisconsin deserves government of, by, and for the people, not the corporate elite; corporations have no constitutional rights and may not buy our elections or government.

The rally, with music by Michelle Shocked and others, begins at noon at the King Street entrance of the state Capitol. Be there and be part of the wave of resistance to Scott Walker’s assault on Wisconsin values.

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