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Matt Flynn on Scott Walker Campaign Announcement PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Forward with Flynn, Bryan Kennedy   
Saturday, 04 November 2017 11:42

scott-walker-at-rncFlynn calls Walker’s failed economic record a period of “vast stagnation” in wages.


MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn today made the following statement criticizing Scott Walker for his failed economic policies, as Walker prepares to announce his campaign for re-election tomorrow.

“Scott Walker’s time is up. Average wages, when adjusted for inflation, are lower today than they were under Jim Doyle. For the first time in decades, Wisconsin has fallen behind the rest of the country in terms of economic growth.

matt-flynn-gov“Walker depressed Wisconsin wages by passing Act 10, Right To Work, and the repeal of the prevailing wage. Everybody is working for less, union or non-union, public sector or private sector. Less money in workers’ pockets means less consumer spending, and less economic growth.

“Walker also refused to accept the very tax dollars Wisconsinites sent to the federal government, including upwards of $500 million for BadgerCare and over $800 million for trains. Instead, he is making taxpayers invest $3 billion in a Chinese company, said they didn’t need to follow the same environmental laws Miller Brewing and Harley Davidson follow, and is pushing it through his corrupt Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation without the public ever seeing the contract.

“When Walker says Wisconsin is ‘open for business’ it means his integrity and campaign coffers are open for business. And while it’s been very good for his fundraising operations, his record has been a nonstop disaster for Wisconsin families. For the right-wing views of his party, he has sacrificed our state.

“The most important issue in this race is improving wages for Wisconsin workers. Scott Walker has been governor for nearly eight years now, and he’s looking to extend it to twelve. We all know he’s just sitting there as he makes plans for his own future. Instead, it’s time to elect a governor who will focus on what really matters, creating economic activity that drives wages up again.”

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Matt Flynn is a Navy veteran, attorney, and former Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. He attended law school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For additional information, visit www.ForwardWithFlynn.com.

 
McCabe Barnstorming Continues in Northern Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Commoners for Mike McCabe, Christine Welcher   
Friday, 03 November 2017 16:14

wiPrinciple over Party campaign continues to make its way around the state, in Rice Lake, Minong, Ashland, and Superior.


RICE LAKE, NOVEMBER 2, 2017 - Mike McCabe's Principle over Party campaign continues to make its way around the state, this time focusing on Northern Wisconsin. The events will be a mix of Meet & Greets and Town Hall style forums with plenty of Q&A time from audiences.

Mike's goal is to inspire and engage people from all over the state to get back into the driver's seat. Democracy is not a spectator sport. Mike's message continues to explain and educate why this campaign must be People Powered and Crowd Funded if it is to succeed.

Stops include:
November 2nd – Supporter Home – Meet & Greet (Potluck)     2181 18 3/8 Ave. (Meadow Creek Lane)| Rice Lake | WI |54868     5 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
November 3rd - Long Branch Saloon – Meet & Greet (Food & Music!)     301 5th Ave. E. | Minong | WI | 54859     5:30 P. M. to 7:30 P.M
November 4th - The Bohemian Hall – Meet & Greet (Coffee & Donuts)     317 11th Ave. E. | Ashland | WI |54806     10:00 A.M. to Noon
November 4th -  Thirsty Pagan Brewing        1623 Broadway St. | Superior | WI |54880         4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P. M.

mike-mccabeMike is a proud independent who spent decades at the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign tracking the large political donations (legal bribes) that Wisconsin candidates receive, and advocating for policies to remove the corrupting influence of big money from our elections.

Mike understands that both major political parties have forgotten the people and bend to the interests of the rich donors. But, like Bernie Sanders, he is running in the Democratic primary because he recognizes that our political system is rigged against us. It's time to return the party, the government, and the system to the people.

Now, at this crucial moment for American democracy, Mike McCabe has decided to run for governor so he can directly implement the changes that Wisconsin so badly needs.

For more information on the campaign visit:  GovernorBlueJeans.com .

 
State Party Gives McCabe Campaign The Bernie Treatment PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Commoners for Mike McCabe, Christine Welcher   
Friday, 03 November 2017 12:21

hillary-bernieIndependent candidate for Governor Mike McCabe's campaign says Democratic Party of Wisconsin denies access to voter data system sold to other candidates, making the same mistake DNC made in 2016.


MADISON, WI  - The Democratic Party of Wisconsin first ignored and later refused requests from governor candidate Mike McCabe’s campaign for access to the party’s member list and statewide voter list, acting in a manner reminiscent of how the Democratic National Committee worked behind the scenes to favor the party’s eventual 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and disadvantage fellow candidate Bernie Sanders.

To facilitate contact between voters and the party’s candidates, McCabe believes the state party should provide all candidates running in the primary with the lists at no charge, which the DPW refuses to do. McCabe’s campaign sought to purchase the lists and was turned down. He is the only candidate entered to run in the Democratic primary to be denied access to the lists.

mike-mccabeHaving worked for decades as an independent government watchdog and reform advocate, McCabe has not belonged to any political party. But he has registered to run for governor as a Democrat.

DPW officials have repeatedly said the party wants a fair and open primary and would not play favorites in the race, McCabe’s campaign manager Christine Welcher said.

“Privately, party leaders clearly are playing favorites. By denying help to one that is given to the others, they are putting their thumb on the scale, which is exactly what they promised not to do. DPW is making the same mistake the DNC made in 2016. They apparently haven’t learned a thing from what just happened last year,” Welcher said, adding that the state party has granted access to its voter list, known as the Voter Activation Network (VAN), to nonprofit advocacy groups not affiliated with the party while denying access to McCabe’s campaign.

“We will find other ways to reach voters. Getting the party lists wouldn’t make our campaign, and being denied the lists won’t break our campaign,” Welcher said.

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