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Greg Gordon Speaks about Singing Every Day at The Wisconsin State Capitol for Solidarity Singalong (and Getting Arrested)

By Jessica Ferrer, Naked Capitalism’s intern. Jessica also interviewed Barbara Parramore on Moral Monday in North Carolina.

While the rest of us are singing in the shower, Greg Gordon and other Wisconsinites are taking their singing to the Capitol Rotunda in Madison. Governor Scott Walker and his administration are the target audience, with the singers meeting every weekday at noon. Gordon says they are singers, not protestors, maintaining a peaceful presence in the Capitol since 2011. However, the Capitol police have started arresting the singers and issuing citations for participating in an “unlawful event” based on controversial permit requirements. The singers don’t have a permit and won’t get a permit. Gordon explains why.