Send WI protesters a solidarity pizza!
UPDATE In comments, Affinis says the WI protesters need earplugs (so they can sleep) and THIN blankets (so they can sleep warmly).
UPDATE I'm going to leave this sticky. Let's try to imagine ways to help the protesters, who have events planned for today and Tuesday. We can do that remotely if we can get WI small businesses to deliver to the site. Yes, that's experimental, and why not experiment? It's certainly working with pizza! --lambert
[Hoisted from comments, hat tip Valhalla --lambert]
UPDATE Since it's now dinner time, it might be good to send the protesters a pizza from Ian's!
UPDATE It's snowing today. I'm sure the protesters could use handwarmers, too. Here's a map of sport goods stores in Madison; maybe some of them would deliver to the protester's encampment.
UPDATE Since it's midnight, now, here's a map of breakfast places near the Capitol in Madison, WI.
Myles Teddywedgers Cornish Pasty looks like the closest, and the food looks good, too. I think I'll call them (608) 257-2383 tomorrow and pay for a protester's breakfast [done!]. That debit card I got must be good for something. The protesters look like they're camping out, and it might snow. Finally, something tangible to do! --lambert]
From Hoyden commenter tigtog:
Also, a pizza place that let folks online know that they could buy pizzas to send to the protestors there has received such a response that they’ve now stopped normal orders and are only processing orders for the protest: via pharyngula
This was just posted on Ian’s Facebook Wall:
This is astounding! As of right now, Ian’s Pizza on State’s normal in-store and delivery operations are on hold — due to the high volume of calls, we are only processing orders donated to the protesters. By our (rather harried) count, we’ve heard from 30 states and 5 countries (including Egypt, Korea, and our northern friends, Canada). Wow. Thank you! To our regular customers: We really apologize, but… wow.
Ian's fb page (no login needed)
NOTE I like this approach -- which I think is new [#174] -- because it speaks to the issue of our continental scale. And I'd certainly rather give money to a local restaurant, and have food delivered to the protesters, than funnel anything through the Ds. Besides, I think it's better theatre, and shows small business there is an upside to all this, if they will leverage it.