Ed Garvey — labor lawyer, gubernatorial candidate, progressive firebrand and a founder of Fighting Bob Fest — died this morning at age 76. Sad news in these troubled times when people like Garvey are so important. Even though Garvey had been suffering from Parkinson's disease he'd been out fighting as long as it was possible.
Here I am in one of my bright berets with Garvey at a protest at WMC in Madison in 2012. With my vertigo and Ed's Parkinson's it was a moot point as to who was keeping who upright at this particular moment. I will remember Garvey — which is how most people addressed him — just like he was this day: always in the thick of it but always with a smile and a joke when he saw you.
Dave Zweifel of The Capital Times wrote this obit.