Monroe County, WI Focus
Wisconsin's Tea Party Governor, Scott Walker, is leading a brazen assault on state employees and workers' rights, using a budget deficit -- created by his own corporate tax cuts -- as the excuse.
We must fight this! Tens of thousands of Wisconsinites have been protesting at the state capitol. We stand in solidarity with them and the working people who are under attack. We also stand in solidarity with Wisconsin's Democratic state senators, who have left the state in order to prevent the Republican majority in the legislature from ramming the governor's proposal through.
Please show your solidarity by signing our statement of support for Wisconsin's Democratic senators and its public employees.
We'll also be sending a care package to the state senators who have left Wisconsin so that they can't be compelled by state law enforcement to show up in the Capitol and allow the bill to pass. After you sign the statement, you can chip in $5 toward the care package if you'd like.
In addition to attacking state employees' benefits, Gov. Walker's proposal is aimed at stripping their rights to organize and bargain collectively -- a clear example of right-wing union busting. It's a blatant effort by Republicans to destroy institutions that benefit their political opponents ... but the casualties will be real people and families.
All across the country, the Right Wing is waging a campaign to demonize public employees and blame them for budget shortfalls. The lies they are telling are appalling. It's an easy enough strategy to understand -- Republicans are exploiting concern about budget deficits and vilifying public employees and their bargaining rights so they can check off one more item long a part of their political to-do list: destroying unions.
Please join PFAW in speaking out right now.
We're all Wisconsinites today.
-- Ben Betz, Online Communications Manager
P.S. Other states are now considering similar proposals to Gov. Walker's. If this union-busting, benefit-gutting plan succeeds in Wisconsin, it is sure to succeed in others. We need to send the message now, in Wisconsin, that Americans won't stand for these attacks. Sign our statement.
Monroe County Democratic Party
Steve Williams - Chair
(608) 487-2424 (main)
Monroe County Branch NAACP:
* The NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is the oldest, largest and strongest civil rights organization in the United States.
* The principal objective of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States.
* The NAACP is committed to non-violence and relies upon the press, the petition, the ballot and the courts, even in the face of overt and violent racial hostility.
GREEN BUSINESSES IN THE MONROE COUNTY AREA: These are some of the best local businesses around. Taken from the Green America Green Pages
Organic Maple Coop/Maple Valley Inc.
Produces 100% pure organic maple syrup, maple candy, and maple granules. Producers are small to mid-sized family farms and cooperatives in the US and Canada. Maple Valley brand syrup is available through health food stores, natural food co-ops, restaurants, and as an ingredient in many fine natural food products.
919 Front St.
Cashton, WI 54619
Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc. (MOSA)
MOSA provides organic certification services to producers and processors/handlers throughout the United States with a strong emphasis on the Upper Midwest.
P.O. Box 821
Viroqua, WI 54665-0344
Organic Valley and Organic Prairie are trusted brands of a cooperative of over 750 organic farmers. All products are grown in harmony with nature, and in accordance with USDA National Organic Standards. (888)444-MILK.
One Organic Way
LaFarge, WI 54639-8601
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