Wisconsin nurses and health care workers took on Scott Walker and his legislative allies in the fight for quality health care this evening in Walkerville. In a mock boxing match, the people of Wisconsin continued to raise awareness for the need for first rate health care in Wisconsin.
Mock Sen. Alberta Darling, Sen. Dan Kapanke, Sen. Luther Olsen and Gov. Walker took to the ring to slash Home Care, BadgerCare, SeniorCare and Quality Care. Thankfully, Wisconsin seniors, nurses and citizens were there to go head-to-head and raise their voice against the devastating cuts.
“Nurses are the front line of Health Care,” exclaimed Candice Owley, President of the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals as she took on Gov. Walker in the fight for quality care. “We are having a little fun here tonight but the real match is across the street. We aren’t stopping here, we are continuing to take the battle to the Capitol and to the districts to ensure quality health care for all of Wisconsin.”
BadgerCare, SeniorCare and Home Care are essential for the most vulnerable patients of Wisconsin. The current administration has proposed severe cuts which will cripple these programs, which middle class Wisconsinites rely on to stay healthy.
The people of Wisconsin are continuing to raise awareness and call attention to the unjust and immoral budget proposed in Wisconsin through daily educational programs at Walkerville -- the tent city protest which has taken over the Capitol since last Saturday.
Following the match The Kissers performed a free concert. They brought down the house with the song inspired by the hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites who have stood up for their rights: 'Scotty We're Coming for You'. Click here to listen or download for free.