Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke this afternoon at a press conference in support of workers in Wisconsin who are protesting against a proposal that strips public employees of their collective bargaining rights and cuts their benefits. Below are the Leader's remarks:
"I do want to just mention, before we go into the questions and answers that, again, as we gather here, in Wisconsin right now, we are watching an extraordinary show of democracy in action. Wisconsin's workers, teachers, and public servants must have a seat at the table to fight for good wages and a safe workplace.
"I stand in solidarity with the Wisconsin workers fighting for their rights, especially all the students and young people leading the charge, again, for fairness and for opportunity in their community."