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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Sunday, February 27, 2011

    Monroe County, WI Focus

    It is time to face facts about Wisconsin's Teabagger (remember, THEY picked that name) Governor...he has been lying and quite possibly breaking the law for no reason other than to please his Billionaire Masters, the Koch Brothers of NYC. Here are the facts and the fallout from his putting the rich in NYC over Wisconsin's firefighters, police, nurses and teachers:

    Exposing Teabagger Republican Walker's Anti-Union Lies: Wisconsin State Employees Already Contribute 100% of Their Pensions...this follows on Walker's earlier lies about the Wisconsin budget: Wisconsin In January Reported A Year-End $121 Million Surplus...more: Manufactured Crisis

    Teabagger (remember...THEY came up with that term, so don't whine to me about it) Walker Manages To Unite Law Enforcement And Protesters At Wisconsin Capitol...more: WI Police Refuse to Kick Out Protesters, Join Them Instead!

    Teabagger Walker and His Billionaire Masters the Koch Brothers Booed by Working Class Americans...more: Gov. Walker asked to leave restaurant due to booing

    Teabagger Extremist Walker Likely to Brought-Up on Similar Charges as Corrupt Texas Republican Tom Delay

    The Way Forward in Wisconsin?

    STAND WITH WISCONSIN'S WORKING CLASS: This comes from People for the American Way

    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
    Monroe, Wisconsin
    (608) 487-2424 (main)

    Monroe County Branch NAACP:
    Phone: 812-332-1513

    * 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.
    Phone: (800)760-1449
    Fax: (800)865-4602
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    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.
    Phone: (608)637-2526
    Fax: (608)637-7032
    Show Map
    P.O. Box 821
    Viroqua, WI 54665-0344

    Organic Valley
    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.
    Phone: (888)444-6455
    Fax: (608)625-2600
    Show Map
    One Organic Way
    LaFarge, WI 54639-8601



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