Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Important action alert: We all need to help our Wisconsin brothers & sisters get rid of Walker #wirecall

Wisconsin Democrats say they aren't getting the help they need from national Democratic Party committees to counter the avalanche of Republican money supporting Scott Walker:
“We are frustrated by the lack of support from the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Governors Association,” a top Wisconsin Democratic Party official tells me. “Scott Walker has the full support and backing of the Republican Party and all its tentacles. We are not getting similar support.”

“Considering that Scott Walker has already spent $30 million and we’re even in the polls, this is a winnable race,” the Wisconsin Dem continues. “We can get outspent two to one or five to one. We can’t get spent 20 to one.”
The Obama campaign has sent its Wisconsin supporters an email about the recall and has been working on ensuring that Wisconsin Democrats know how they will be affected by new voter ID laws. However, those efforts don't come with financial help. While unions have committed resources to this election, what they can give pales beside the huge amounts the Republican Party and the Koch brothers have put into keeping Walker in office.

The Democratic Party can't somehow make Wisconsin insignificant by not contributing—it's a win or lose proposition. Win, and you get the chance to undo some of the damage Scott Walker has done. Lose, and Walker gets the chance to make it worse—and especially to do his best to prevent Democrats from voting in November, thus forcing the Obama campaign to concentrate resources on Wisconsin that could be spent elsewhere if the governor of Wisconsin is Tom Barrett rather than Scott Walker.

The key to beating Scott Walker on June 5 is having a well-funded, effective GOTV operation. Please contribute $5 to help Tom Barrett defeat Scott Walker.

Keep fighting,
Laura Clawson
Labor Editor, Daily Kos

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