Weekly Update: We Will Not Stop.
For the past year and a half, Wisconsin has stood tall and fought like hell to defend the rights of their workers. The tireless efforts of all who demonstrated, canvassed, phone banked and even voted deserve sincere thanks.
The outcome of yesterday’s election is not ideal – Scott Walker remains in office. But he must now answer for his campaign against working people - a campaign which divided the state he purports to represent. The people have spoken: Divisive politics are not right for any state and elected leaders who push agendas like Walker will be held accountable - in this case by taking away his State Senate majority.
Walker did not win because he is the right leader for Wisconsin – he won because he received tens of millions of dollars from out-of-state conservatives, the Koch Brothers and other supporters of his ideology. His success in yesterday’s election does nothing to stop the strong coalition of people who have come together to defend Wisconsin.
While Walker may remain in power, our nation’s labor movement, along with our coalition of pro-worker organizations, is growing and learning how to respond to threats quickly through grassroots organizing. We will not stop fighting for workers’ rights.
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