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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A chance to kill Wisconsin anti-workers

The fate of the bill stripping collective bargaining rights for public workers in Wisconsin is being decided in the courts. It is "100%" likely to end up before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, according to one Supreme Court Justice.

Conservatives currently hold a 4-3 edge on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which means the law will probably be upheld unless the membership of the court changes. Fortunately, on Tuesday April 5th, one of the conservative members of the court is up for re-election. He is in real danger of losing to a center-left candidate, as polling shows the race nearly even.

If we can turn out the progressive base in Wisconsin, then we can strike an immediate blow against Scott Walker's agenda. You can be a part of that by signing up to make Get Out The Vote phone calls for the Wisconsin Supreme Court election.

Normally, this would be a low-turnout election we would be hard-pressed to win. However, the new grassroots energy in the state prompted by Governor Scott Walker's draconian policies has changed the equation. The spirit of the Madison protests is alive and well, as election officials are running out of ballots in Democratic areas due to extremely high demand.

In Wisconsin, the base is energized and ready to strike a blow against Scott Walker. All we have to do is tap into that energy and get people to the polls. You can make that happen by signing up to for GOTV phone calls.

In solidarity,
Chris Bowers
Campaign Director, Daily Kos

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