Wednesday, November 9, 2011

We Are All Ohio - Lily's Blackboard – Lily's Blackboard

We Are All Ohio - Lily's Blackboard – Lily's Blackboard:

We Are All Ohio

I am Ohio today. Ok, I’m in Ohio, but I didn’t forget the preposition. I am Ohio today. All across the country good people who work for American public schools, colleges and universities are celebrating. Firefighters are celebrating. Police officers are celebrating. This is an historic victory.

It’s historic in many ways – in voter turnout; in the number of volunteers who walked neighborhoods and manned phone banks; in the nastiness of the rhetoric against educators and other public servants as some sort of “privileged” class.

But historic in that this is the first time in the history of our great country that voters have been asked to take a position on the rights of public employees, teachers and support staff, police officers and firefighters, public health nurses