February 21, 2011

Free Pizza to Protesters in Madison - From Afar, Very Afar

Oh brother

MADISON, Wis. — Someone in Egypt has been paying attention to what’s happening in Madison and wanted to send a message of solidarity from across the globe — so they ordered a pizza.

It might seem like a small gesture, but it’s overwhelming to the staff at Ian’s on State Street — a campus staple mere blocks from the Capitol — where in the last few days, they’ve fielded calls from concerned citizens of 12 countries, and 38 out of 50 states looking to donate money to provide free pizza to the Wisconsinites who have congregated here[...]

The blackboard behind the counter lists the “countries donating” as “Korea, Finland, Egypt, Denmark, Australia, US, Canada, Germany, China, London, Netherlands, Turkey” and has the abbreviations for all 50 states listed below, with donating states circled. As of Sunday afternoon, 38 states had been marked as contributors.

The small pizza chain with locations in Madison and Chicago has been using Facebook and Twitter to take what started as one phone call and make it into an international movement.

Only good thing about this is the money the pizza chain is making. As for the protesters, just another free meal...

Update: Speaking of free meals, Egypt's Center for Trade Unions & Workers Services sent a 'stand in solidarity with the workers in Wisconsin" video via never missed a meal Michael Moore

By Stable Hand at 12:17 AM | Comments |