The Last 15 Months Through My Eyes

The time has come. We will know our fate soon. The June 5 recall election is almost here and some of us have been fortunate enough to spend many hours documenting some of the scenes of the Wisconsin Uprising. It’s been a long 15 months. I’ve broken my camera, my bank account, several relationships and almost my good ankle. My spirit remains intact thanks to my fellow Wisconsinites.

Hopefully, this collection of scenes from in and around Our House serves as a reminder of what has been accomplished and provides inspiration for the road ahead. Please vote June 5.

2/18/2011 2:57 pm. Capitol Rotunda


2/19/2011 1:28 pm. Outside the Capitol at Lady Forward.

2/19/2011 5:52 pm. Outside of the Capitol.
















2/19/2011 6:37 pm. Heart balloon release inside the Capitol rotunda.















2/27/2011 11:14am. Troopers above the Information Station on the first floor.

2/27/2011 11:33 am. "Fighting" Bob LaFollette statue on the first floor.


















3/10/2011 7:29 pm. King Street entrance.

3/19/2011 3:00 pm. Bus stop at Carroll and State.

7/04/2011 1:05pm. Balloon release in the Capitol Rotunda.














7/15/11 12:58 pm. Arlo Guthrie visits Solidarity Sing Along












8/04/2011 1:04 pm. First floor of the Capitol.

8/08/2011 8:30 pm. Corner of E. Washington and Pinckney.














8/19/2011 12:31 pm. State Street steps.




















9/05/2011 9:41 pm. Tom Morello and fans on stage at the Barrymore Theater.













9/13/2011 4:31 pm. Activists block police from removing protesters at Wisconsin Ave entrance.






















10/22/2011 6:22 pm



















11/03/2011 5:36 pm. Attorney arrested for holding a picture of apple pie in the Assembly chambers. Charges later dropped.


11/18/2011 10:38 am. Citizens arrested in the Assembly gallery make their initial appearance at the Dane County Courthouse.

12/08/2011 4:18 pm. Capitol basement meeting about new "Capitol Access rules".


















1/16/2012 1:22 pm. Protesters turn their back on Gov Walker during the annual MLK day ceremony in the Capitol rotunda.

1/17/2012 1:21pm. Solidarity Forever in the Capitol Rotunda.

2/10/2012 12:59 pm. Solidarity Sing Along in a snowstorm.

2/14/2012 1:48 pm. One year longer, one year stronger celebration in the rotunda.

2/17/2012 12:21 pm. Clean water protest against mining legislation during JFC meeting.

3/10/2012 1:48 pm. A bird's eye view of the Reclaim Wisconsin rally.

3/13/2012 4:37 pm. 6 activists stand trial for sitting on the floor of the Capitol after closing time.

4/03/2012 12:21 pm. Solidarity Sing Along in flight.

4/06/2012 1:00 pm.

5/04/2012 9:10 pm. Arthur Kohl-Riggs challenges Scott Walker in the Republican primary.

5/20/2012 1:42 pm. Kids throw darts at a Recall Walker and Kleefisch dartboard at the WORT block party.

5/28/2012 9:08 pm. Overpass Light Brigade in Madison.

6/01/2012 6:38 pm. GOTV rally at Madison Labor Temple with Tom Morello, Brother Ali, Tim McIIrath, Mike McColgan, and Jackson Browne.

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8 Comments on “The Last 15 Months Through My Eyes”

  1. jessie June 4, 2012 at 1:35 am #

    Absolutely PRICELESS compilation Leslie! TY for sharing!

  2. Jean June 4, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    Beautiful Leslie. Really captures this year. Thanks for always being there. You are an amazing lady.

  3. Sheila Parks June 4, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    Dear Leslie, so beautiful and inspiring. Makes me weep Thanks for all you do. xooxo

  4. Katy June 4, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Leslie, simply beautiful. We’re going to do this – we’re going to get him out – and you have been an instrumental part of making it happen. Thank you for your inspiring photographs.

  5. kathy liska June 4, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    Wonderful summary of our historic 16 mos. We’ll keep at this as long as it takes. Walker will eventually be removed and sanity and democracy will be restored in our Wisconsin!

  6. Valerie June 4, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    Wow, This has been such a journey, and no matter what happens Tuesday, it will continue.

  7. janeofdane June 4, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    The decoration of the Fighting Bob bust still makes me tear up. A hundred years later, people still remember and the Progressive spirit is still alive!

  8. Dave Rolnick June 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Leslie, this is beautiful! The only face missing is yours, which has been a constant and welcome presence for the rest of us. Thank you so much for sharing this. Solidarity Forever!

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