By Levana Layendecker | 0 comments
A message from Jim Dean: DFA Member - I'm not going to sugarcoat it -- we came up short in Wisconsin last night. We needed to win three seats to take back the State Senate and we got two. This was always going to be a tough fight. These were Republican districts and these six Republican Senators were backed up by tens of millions of dollars from big corporations. The fact that we won two of these elections and came so close in a third is a testament to the strength of our grassroots movement. Your work on the ground and across the country built a people-powered campaign that went toe-to-toe with everything the right wing and big corporations had to offer and came within a few thousand votes of winning three seats in their territory. The country has seen the work we've done in Wisconsin and they know we won't be stopped. We're going to fight in Ohio, where voters have a chance to repeal another anti-union, anti-middle class law in a special referendum this November. We're going to fight in Michigan, where the governor has launched an all-out war on local governments. We're going to fight until we win -- and next year, we're going to beat John Boehner and his right-wing Tea Party majority. Thank you for everything you did in Wisconsin as part of our campaign. I am honored to work with DFA members like you everyday, and I look forward to the work we have ahead of us. -Jim Jim Dean, Chair Democracy for America
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