Help support the campaigns to recall Walker in Wisconsin on June 5th ... send Scott Walker and his Trojan Horse home !

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Here is an ad by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee PAC ( PCCC ) in support of the campaign to recall Scott Walker in Wisconsin :

Remember. Recall.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tF7p1CZ1q3M#!

Progressive Change Campaign Committee PAC :
http://boldprogressives.org/

To help ActBlue and the PCCC run this ad in Wisconsin, please click on this link :
https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/recallwalkerad1?source=tw-ko-2

ActBlue - "The online clearinghouse for Democratic action"
https://secure.actblue.com/homepage

ActBlue page in support of Tom Barrett campaign against Walker :
https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraiser/29554?refcode=actblue_homepage

ActBlue page supporting Democratic Party of Wisconsin - Federal Account in the Recall Walker campaign :
https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraiser/8392?refcode=actblue_homepage

ActBlue page supporting Democracy For America (DFA) Wisconsin (Recall Campaign) :
https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraiser/26874?refcode=actblue_homepage

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I received this email today from Adam Green of BoldProgre​ssives.org :

BREAKING: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel just dropped a bombshell:

A filmmaker released a video Thursday that shows Gov. Scott Walker saying [in early 2011] he would use "divide and conquer" as a strategy against unions.

Walker made the comments to Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks, who has since given $510,000 to the governor's campaign...

Walker told the public his actions were not about union busting, but this reveals the truth. It's shaking up the recall election today.

Click here to watch the video -- then, chip in $3 to help us recall this awful governor next month.

We're running ads right now in Madison urging voters to recall Walker. We're aiming to expand to Green Bay and other media markets next week.

The election is less than 1 month away -- please chip in $3 today to help recall Scott Walker.

Thanks for being a bold progressive.

-- Adam Green, Stephanie Taylor, James Ploeser, Neil Sroka, Amanda Johnson, and the PCCC team

Like the PCCC on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to support our work? PCCC's Draft Warren campaign was named The Nation's "Most Valuable Campaign of 2011" and Ed Schultz called us "The top progressive group in the country"! And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in $3 here.

Paid for by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee PAC (www.BoldProgressives.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Contributions to the PCCC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

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Here is an ad from MoveOn.org asking for help in defeating the Koch Brothers trojan horse, Scott Walker, in the Wisconsin recall election in June :

SHOCKING FOOTAGE: Scott Walker Discussing Plan To 'Divide And Conquer' Wisconsin

Read more at The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

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More on the Scott Walker "divide and conquer" comments from John Nichols of The Nation magazine :

Scott Walker Promised $500K Donor He Would 'Divide and Conquer' Unions

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On Tuesday June 5th, Wisconsin voters can take the final step towards putting Scott Walker and his Trojan Horse out to pasture. This Trojan Horse was filled with the Koch brothers and members of ALEC who have been exposed as being nothing more than political hatchet men for the 1% . The voters have the chance to start taking back control of Wisconsin from the corporate self-serving interests that own Scott Walker and his pals, and start repairing the damage done to Wisconsin's economy and psyche by these Koch roaches.

Show the rest of the country that the phrase "We the people" and "We the corporations" are not one and the same !

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ALEC Exposed web site, from the Center for Media and Democracy and PRWatch :

http://www.alecexposed.com/wiki/ALEC_Exposed

ALEC Exposed on twitter : #ALECexposed

http://twitter.com/#search?q=ALECexposed

Alec Exposed on Facebook

Home page for the Center for Media and Democracy and PRWatch :
http://www.prwatch.org/cmd

http://twitter.com/#%21/prwatch

http://www.facebook.com/CenterforMediaandDemocracy

Tell ALEC Companies to Stand Down!
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/632/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10002

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Articles about ALEC from The Nation magazine :

http://www.thenation.com/search/apachesolr_search/ALEC?solrsort=created%20desc

Articles about the Koch brothers from The Nation magazine :

http://www.thenation.com/search/apachesolr_search/%22Koch%22?solrsort=created%20desc

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More fund raisers to defeat Scott Walker and help Tom Barrett in the Wisconsin recall :

ActBlue - Daily Kos Wisconsin recall fund
https://secure.actblue.com/page/dailykoswisconsin

miksilvr
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If you send money to out of state campaigns-can you complain about the Mormons who came to CA for prop 8 and were successful? (That was the anti-gay marriage prop that passed.)

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If you were following this process closely, lovecraft, you would be aware of Walker's frequent fund raising trips out of state to get more and more out of state $$$ from the Koch brothers and other tea-party types, an amount that will far exceed any total that we little people can help raise for the dems in Wisconsin. I personally am not curently in a financial position that allows me the luxury of sending money to support causes or candidates I am in favor of; because of that situation, I do things like writing this post to bring the various anti-Walker fund raising efforts to the attention of people who can contribute their hard earned $$$. (I was actually opening up this post to add another fund raising link when I found your question).

Yes, we can still complain of a religious group's interference (the Mormon's) in a referendum in a state where their population is a tiny part of the population, i.e. California. This is an issue also being fought via a referendum in my state this November, a referendum placed on the ballot by short-sighted people trying to over turn legislation passed by my states duly elected officials earlier this year. Again, the out of state money is pouring in to interfere ... yes, i can complain.

This is an issue that has directly affected my family, on account of a niece and nephew of mine, cousins that came out separately years ago. These events led my very Catholic mother to grow as a person and reject the church's position on gay rights, and to accept her grandchildren for who they are. While she still goes to church whenever she can (she would go seven days a week if a ride was available seven days a week, and when a ride is not available, she finds a service on the tv), she has grown to understand that the church hierarchy is not all knowing. Just as many (most ?) good Catholics disagree with the church's stance on birth control, they also understand the rights of a minority are not something that should be voted on by the majority.

I can also still complain about the efforts by the for-profit prison industry and the amount of out of state money and interference they poured in to California a few years ago against the proposition to legalize marijuana. While the percentage of inmates housed in for-profit prisons within California may not be large, the out of state for-profit prison industry faction fought the proposition because they were afraid it would spread to other states from California, as many other things have. Just as many labor law advancements have spread to the rest of the US from Wisconsin, advancements that Walker and the rest of the Koch roaches that crawled out of his trojan horse have rolled back.

Sorry about the long-winded way I have of answering "yes" to your question ... I respect your opinion, and hope you do he same for me, lovecraft. I hope my response helps you become a little more understanding of the efforts put in by people like me trying to help someone in another state determine their own destiny, an effort interfered with by the big $$$ raised by special interest groups from outside.

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Tell the DNC to contribute to the Wisconsin recalls
http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=147

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From the Daily KOS :

Scott Walker recall has Wisconsin Democrats frustrated with lack of national party support
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/14/1091563/-Scott-Walker-recall-has-Wisconsin-Democrats-frustrated-with-lack-of-national-party-support?detail=hide

Wisconsin recall to get fundraising help, but apparently not funds, from DNC
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/15/1091911/-Wisconsin-recall-to-get-fundraising-help-but-apparently-not-funds-from-DNC

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From the Washington Post :

EXCLUSIVE: Wisconsin Dems furious with DNC for refusing to invest big money in Walker recall
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/exclusive-wisconsin-dems-furious-with-dnc-for-refusing-to-invest-big-money-in-walker-recall/2012/05/14/gIQAj6lxOU_blog.html

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Here is an email I received today asking the DNC to help support the campaigns to recall Scott Walker in Wisconsin :

DNC sitting out the Walker recall?‏

Below is an email from Mary Magnuson, a MoveOn member in Brookfield, Wisconsin, who created a petition on SignOn.org, the nonprofit site that allows anyone to start their own online petition. If you have concerns or feedback about this petition, click here.

Dear MoveOn member,

As a Wisconsin progressive working day and night for the recall of Scott Walker, I'm shocked: The Democratic National Committee still isn't giving financial support to the recall fight in Wisconsin.

After more than a year of grassroots efforts, Wisconsin citizens have accomplished more than anyone thought possible. We now have a Democratic challenger to Scott Walker who is neck and neck in the polls, even though Tom Barrett is being outspent by Walker's millions from out-of-state donations.

There is no more time for the Democratic National Committee to wait—if Walker wins, it would be a huge setback to Democrats in races across the country this year. We need the DNC's support immediately!

That's why I created a petition on SignOn.org to DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, which says:

Democratic National Committee and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, invest now in the crucial fight to remove Scott Walker from office in Wisconsin—the people have worked hard and it's time to help.

Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=275536&id=41481-21628053-pTbnXmx&t=2

Thanks!

–Mary Magnuson

Source:

1. "EXCLUSIVE: Wisconsin Dems furious with DNC for refusing to invest big money in Walker recall," The Washington Post, May 15, 2012
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=275547&id=41481-21628053-pTbnXmx&t=3

This petition was created on SignOn.org, the progressive, nonprofit petition site that will never sell your email address and will never promote a petition because someone paid us to. SignOn.org is sponsored by MoveOn Civic Action, which is not responsible for the contents of this or other petitions posted on the site.

Want to support our work? MoveOn Civic Action is entirely funded by our 7 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here.

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From the Center for Media and Democracy web site ( http://www.prwatch.org/ ), posted on 5/2/12 ... surely, the $$$ raised by this Koch Brothers tool have gone up since then, moving the record even higher.

Walker Raises and Spends More Money than Any Candidate in Wisconsin History

http://www.prwatch.org/node/11494

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From the Center for Media and Democracy ( http://www.prwatch.org/ ) :

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2012

CONTACT: Sara Jerving
608-260-9713, sara@prwatch.org

CMD Releases New Report“ALEC Exposed in Wisconsin: The Hijacking of a State”Watchdog Groups Call for Attorney General Investigation of ALEC Lobbying Activities

MADISON -- Today, the Madison-based Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) released a new report that details the exclusive network of corporate lobbyists and special interest groups that influence the Wisconsin legislature through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

“This report reveals details of the extraordinary influence of ALEC and its agenda on the Wisconsin legislature and our laws over the past 16 months,” said Lisa Graves, executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy. “This corporate-backed agenda undermines the rights of Wisconsin families while advancing the agenda of huge corporations and special interest groups.”

Six weeks ago, corporate members of ALEC started jumping ship when it became known that Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law” -- linked to the Trayvon Martin shooting -- spread to over two dozen states via ALEC. So far, 14 corporate members and 45 legislators from other states have quit the organization.

"We document how global corporations are buying influence with Wisconsin legislators through potentially illegal gifts called ALEC ‘scholarships,’" said CMD Law Fellow Brendan Fischer, the report's author. "ALEC’s corporate members are not only giving Wisconsin legislators thousands of dollars of campaign contributions, they are also buying flights and hotel rooms. These gifts undermine Wisconsin’s reputation for clean government and strict ethics rules designed to protect the voices of Wisconsin residents in our state's democracy."

CMD asked the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board in March to determine whether ALEC member legislators receiving gifts of flights and hotel rooms from ALEC's corporate members violates state ethics and lobbying laws. Now, CMD and Common Cause in Wisconsin are asking Wisconsin’s Attorney General to look into ALEC’s lobbying activities.

"It is time for the Attorney General to determine that ALEC is primarily a corporate lobbying group masquerading as a charity," said Common Cause in Wisconsin Executive Director Jay Heck. "ALEC's corporate members fund the organization to access and influence state legislators, and it is unacceptable to get a tax deduction for doing so."

Here are some of the key findings from the new report:

  • 32 bills or budget provisions reflecting ALEC model legislation were introduced in Wisconsin's 2011-2012 legislative session;

  • 21 of these bills or budget provisions have passed, two were vetoed;

  • More than $276,000 in campaign contributions were made to ALEC legislators in Wisconsin from ALEC corporations since 2008;

  • More than $406,000 in campaign contributions were made to ALEC alumnus Governor Walker from ALEC corporations over the same time period to his state campaign account;

  • At least 49 current Wisconsin legislators are known ALEC members, including the leaders of both the House and Senate as well as other legislators holding key posts in the state. Additionally, the Governor, the Secretary of the Department of Administration, and the Chairman of the Public Service Commission are ALEC alumni; and

  • At least 17 current legislators have received thousands of dollars of gifts cumulatively from ALEC corporations in the past few years, in the form of flights and hotel rooms filtered through the ALEC “scholarship fund” (complete “scholarship” information is not available).

ALEC describes itself as the largest "independent member association of state legislators" in the country, but over 98 percent of its nearly $7 million in annual revenue comes from corporations and sources other than legislative dues, which are $50 a year. Representatives from America’s largest corporations, including Koch Industries, Wal-Mart, Exxon Mobil, Reynolds, and Altria/Phillip Morris fund ALEC and sit on its private sector governing board.

The full report can be found at ALECexposed.org. The letter to the Attorney General can be found here(PDF).

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miksilvr
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Here is an email I received today from Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos asking for help with the recall of Scott Walker in Wisconsin :

Wisconsin recall update‏

Nearly a year and a half ago, statewide protests in Wisconsin provided the spark that became the national Occupy movement. Now, Wisconsin can close the deal by recalling Scott Walker as governor, and you can help make that happen.

Please help turn out voters for the June 5 recall election by signing up with Workers' Voice.

In a race where public opinion is hardened and millions on television barely moves the polls, a top-notch voter turnout effort is going to mean the difference between victory and defeat.

Our partners at Workers' Voice, a new political action committee affiliated with the AFL-CIO, is deploying get out the vote tools that leverage the power of your social networks with information in the voter file.

You can help identify voters, make phone calls, or send your own personalized direct mail to people you know. And you can do it all from home, no matter where you live.

Please join the final push to turn out voters for the Wisconsin recall election by signing up with Workers' Voice.

Keep fighting,
Markos Moulitsas
Publisher, Daily Kos

Daily Kos Home

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While Tom Barrett may not be getting all the help he needs from the DNC, it looks like the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) is stepping in to help recall Scott Walker. This brief video was found on the DGA web site, along with more material supporting Barrett's campaign :

Scandal surrounds Scott Walker
(more good stuff can be found in the links to the right of this youtube page)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rzerUR7hZ4U

Democratic Governors Association home page :

http://democraticgovernors.org/

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The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) published a report on 5/17/12 titled "ALEC Exposed in Wisconsin: The Hijacking of a State", detailing the activities of ALEC in Wisconsin.

http://alecexposed.org/wiki/Wisconsin_Report

home page for The Center for Media and Democracy :

http://www.prwatch.org/

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Sorry Libs, Scott Walker survived, and that does not bode well for Obama in 2012.

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36% of union households voted for walker. It's either suicide or battered wife syndrome. We have too much control over our lives and livelyhood, we must submit. Thank you sir, can I have another? Grandma deserves to be kicked out of her nursing home, and move in with us. Sick, sick, sick

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This thread can now RIP.

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Sorry Libs, Scott Walker survived, and that does not bode well for Obama in 2012.

Actually that does not bode well for you. Years from now when your wages are worth even less than they are now and you wonder what happened to your pension and savings you'll be wondering how the Democrats destroyed you even though they haven't had any power for 30 plus years. I'm sure you'll find a way to blame some union or some Democrat because Republicans can never be on the wrong side of history.

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END CORPORATE RULE. LEGALIZE DEMOCRACY.

We the People, Not We the Corporations

MOVE TO AMEND

PO Box 610, Eureka CA 95502

(707) 269-0984

www.MoveToAmend.org

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

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I don't think anyone will cry in their pillows if Obama isn't reelected. Is he better than Romney? Of course. How much better? Not much. Everyone's gnashing their teeth over the Supreme Court appointments, but based on his record how can anyone trust Obama to appoint real progressives? The guy's working on his next consulting job, and I can't really condemn him for it.

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As i told someone in the chat room Tuesday while waiting on the bad news coming out of Wisconsin, 3 or 4 or 5 times before he got my point and stopped complaining about Obama's choices, I'd rather have 9 moderates on the court than the 4 cons we currently have. I do not think politics should affect the choosing of and deliberation of and decisions of the SC justices. I know that is a dream, but it would be a much more preferred deal than the current situation, having to put up with the likes of Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts. Give me nine moderates and i would be much happier than i am with those 4 turkeys. Even nine Justice Kennedy types would be an improvement.

Anyone considering voting for Mitt has to see the articles below and ask, do I really want Robert Bork picking Mitt's SC nominees ? I believe that question is a more important and longer lasting issue than the current state of the economy, which has never really been given a chance to get towed out of the ditch Bush and friends left it stuck in, largely because McConnell and Boehner and the Koch's and the rest of the 1% are blocking all attempts to get it rolling again.

Robert Bork, Romney Standard-Bearer - NYTimes.com

The One MUST SEE Graphic That Will Shake Any Progressive From Their Complacency About 2012

How deep a hole did Bush leave the economy in ? ... take a look at these graphs, especially the first one on the page ... Title: Percent Job Losses in Post WWII Recessions ; click on it to see the graphs full size ...

http://www.crgraphs.com/

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