The Raging Grannies kicked off the noon program in Walkerville today, Tuesday, June 7. Singing to a lively crowd, the elders harmonized to fight for health care for Wisconsin citizens. The group was joined by local health care workers holding an upside down Wisconsin flag because the state is in distress.
Singing creative, original lyrics, the grannies explained that “doctors orders are for health, not corporate wealth” and “we will rage and shout for single health care so that everyone is in and no one is out.”
After the sing along there was a creative theatre performance explaining how the to BadgerCare and SeniorCare will impact Wisconsinites.
Closing the program was a spirited citizen speak-out where individuals took the open mic to explain why health care is important to them.
Susan Roberts, who worked as a nurse at UW Hospital for over 30 years proclaimed, “I support quality health care because people who don’t have health care end up in the emergency room and the emergency room is the costliest form of care.”
Meredith Gehlkers, a retired nurse of 40+ years, from Monona, testified, “I support quality health care because my 92 year old cousin would not know what to do without SeniorCare.”
There will be a boxing match versus a mock Scott Walker and the nurses tonight at 7:00 pm on the top of State Street, where Carroll and Mifflin meet. The Kissers will be performing a free concert at 8:00 pm.
For pictures of today’s theatre performance and Raging Grannies sing-out click here.