Lena Taylor: BRB (Senators Go On the Lam Against Walker Bill)
Wisconsin Senator Lena Taylor Posts Ultra-Brief Facebook Message on Walker Vote Walkout
Lena Taylor was one of the Wisconsin state Democrats who walked out of the legislature in protest of Governor Scott Walker's budget bill, which would strip state employees of health benefits and collective bargaining rights..
While protestors showed up in Madison with all manner of creative signs, Lena Taylor's Facebook update kept it short:
By absconding, the Democrats are depriving the Winsconsin Senate of a quorum, which means that there are not enough representatives in the chamber to vote. Delaying the vote means a greater chance of amassing even greater popular antipathy for Scott Walker's budget bill.
The Democratic walkout was designed to deny Republicans the necessary number of lawmakers needed for a vote on Gov. Scott Walker's controversial proposals that would strip most state government workers of their collective bargaining rights.