” … it is about that small but vital place where an organizing campaign or movement meets the public sphere.”Paul Kuttner, CulturalOrganizing.org
The Overpass Light Brigade was forged in the Wisconsin Uprising of 2011, and at first focused upon the campaign to recall right-wing governor Scott Walker. Out of that regional action the international Light Brigade Network was formed, and is behind the national coordination of messages such as the WALKOUT ON WALMART campaign, the complex TAX EVADERS protest of corporate welfare, and STOP KEYSTONE XL, among others. The Overpass Light Brigade is managed by cofounders Lane Hall and Lisa Moline, along with Joe Brusky from Occupy Riverwest. Additionally, network members frequently collaborate with other social justice groups including Planned Parenthood, Voces de la Frontera, Veterans for Peace, environmental organizations, anti-violence groups, and labor and teacher’s unions.