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Ad Released by DFA and PCCC Chronicles Wisconsinites Protesting in the Bitter Cold to Protect Their Rights and Their Families ***************WATCH THE AD HERE: WarOnWorkingFamilies.com*************** Today, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America released a new TV ad in Wisconsin accusing Gov. Scott Walker of launching a Republican war on working families. The ad features Wisconsinites at last Saturdays Madison rally and calls on voters to join the fight against Gov. Walker at WarOnWorkingFamilies.com. Gov. Walker and the Republicans just gave over 100 million dollars in tax cuts to corporations and now they are asking teachers and nurses to pay for itand attacking workers rights to negotiate for fair benefits, says Emily Pease-Clem, a teacher from Madison, WI, in the ad while she stood in the snow outside the Wisconsin State House. This is Republican class warfare an attack on the middle class. This is a battle we need to win, says Kathleen Slamka, an Electrician from Oak Creed, WI in the ad. The ad is initially scheduled to air from today until Friday in the Madison and Milwaukee media markets. PCCC and DFA will raise money through emails to their memberships in order to expand the ad buy to other media markets and for more days. PCCC has over 700,000 members, including over 22,000 in Wisconsin. DFA has over 1 million members nationally, including over 25,000 in Wisconsin. The two groups combined raised nearly $160,000 for Wisconsin Senate Democrats in the last week. Watch the ad and read the transcript below. WATCH THE AD HERE: WarOnWorkingFamilies.com TRANSCRIPT: PCCC/DFA Wisconsin Ad: Republican War On Working Families 60 Sec. Emily Pease-Clem, Teacher Madison, WI: Governor Walker and the Republicans just gave over $100 million in tax cuts to corporations. And now theyre asking teachers and nurses to pay for it. And attacking workers right to negotiate for fair benefits. Richard Scoby, Graphic Designer Middleton, WI: It will probably cost us between $400 and $500 a month in income. I've tried not to think about it, just be out here on the square. It's not selfish. It's just survival. Kristine Fantetti, Secretary Whitewater, WI: I'm just a secretary. And this bill that Walker's proposing is going to cost me over $3,000 a year. Not to mention more down the road when we lose our collective bargaining rights. Jeremiah Holden, Educator Madison, WI: I believe that the issues that are being discussed here in Madison are not unique to Madison or the state of Wisconsin. These are national issues. Money is being taken away from workers and the tax breaks given to major corporations. Kathleen Slamka, Electrician Oak Creek, WI: This is Republican class warfare an attack on the middle class. This is a battle we need to win. Text: STOP THE REPUBLICAN WAR ON WORKING FAMILIES WarOnWorkingFamilies.com PAID FOR BY THE PROGRESSIVE CHANGE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE AND DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA ####### ABOUT PROGRESSIVE CHANGE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (BoldProgressives.org) elects bold progressive candidates to office and advocates for progressive policy issues. It has over 700,000 members -- including nearly 22,000 in Wisconsin. ABOUT DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Democracy for America is a people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up including over 25,000 in Wisconsin www.DemocracyForAmerica.com Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate.
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Wisconsin T.V. ad - Going on offense

It's time to take our campaign in Wisconsin to the next level: Offense! Today, we're launching a powerful new TV ad in Wisconsin against Gov. Scott Walker and the Republicans. With your help, we can put it on TV day after day until Republicans cave. Can you take a look -- and contribute $20 to help us air it? It's powerful. It's emotional. It's real Wisconsin. Teachers. Secretaries. Electricians. All standing up and speaking about the impact this budget would have on them and their families. Watch the ad and please contribute $20 right now to keep the ad on the air as long as possible. This isn't the only way we're turning up the heat on Wisconsin Senate Republicans. Together with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, we're pulling out all the stops to back up the people of Wisconsin and protect middle class families. Yesterday, we launched robo-calls in the districts of five Republican state senators, asking voters whether they would support recalling their senator from office for supporting Gov. Walker's war on working families. That's over 50,000 in-district calls and the response has been incredible. Now this ad will continue to turn up the heat on Governor Walker and all the Senate Republicans just as recent polls are already showing their support declining and their negative's climbing. This new TV ad may be our best ever. Please take a look and contribute $20 right now to keep it on TV. Thank you for taking action today to stop the war on working families.
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WI Robocall Release

Wisconsin Teacher Records Robo-call Targeting Republican Senators Vulnerable to Recall Today, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America launched joint robocalls in the districts of five Republican state senators three immediately vulnerable to a recall plus Senate President Michael Ellis and Sen. Dale Schultz (SD 17), who are vulnerable in a year. In the robocall to 50,000 voters, New London school teacher and PCCC member Aimee Auer holds Republican senators accountable for supporting Governor Walker's attacks on working families and asks voters whether they would be open to recalling their local senator. The PCCC and DFA have over 45,000 local members in Wisconsin who could be mobilized around such a recall. Auer is a constituent of Sen. Luther Olsen (SD 14). Other senators whose constituents are getting calls are Sen. Dale Schultz (SD 17), Sen. Robert L. Cowles (SD 2), Sen. Dan Kapanke (SD 32), and Sen. Mike Ellis (SD 19). "Here in Wisconsin we are sending a message to our Republican senators," said Ron Biendseil, a Democracy For America member from Middleton. "We will not be bullied by Gov. Walker's unfair attempt to attack workers and take away our rights -- and if the Republicans go along with Walker, they will be looking for new jobs sooner than they think." The transcript of one of the calls, which will run this week, is available below. #### See robocall here: http://bit.ly/eXTBYL TRANSCRIPT: Hi, this is Aimee -- a school teacher from New London. I'm calling from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America with a quick question. Governor Scott Walker, Luther Olsen and other Republican politicians just gave 117 million dollars to corporations in tax cuts. And now they are asking underpaid teachers and nurses to pay for it. That's just wrong. Republicans are also trying to take away the right of people like me to negotiate for fair pay and benefits. Our Senator, Luther Olsen is one of them. Some voters are talking about recalling him from office and replacing him with someone else. Press 1 if you would be open to recalling him if he keeps this up. Press 2 if you wouldn't be. Great. Thank you! If you want to help, the best thing you can do is join thousands of Wisconsin voters and call your state Senator. We're telling him to stop supporting Governor Walker's attacks on working families -- and if he doesn't, a recall is on the table. To be connected to his office, press "1" now. If you cant call right now, press 2." Thanks for your time. This call has been paid for by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee [phone] and Democracy for America [phone]. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. ABOUT PROGRESSIVE CHANGE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (BoldProgressives.org) elects bold progressive candidates to office and advocates for progressive policy issues. It has over 700,000 members -- including nearly 22,000 in Wisconsin. ABOUT DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Democracy for America is a people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up including over 25,000 in Wisconsin www.DemocracyForAmerica.com Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate.
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Advisory for Brown Release

******MEDIA ADVISORY****** DFA to Host Live Web Call with Sen. Sherrod Brown and Nancy Altman from Social Security Works to Discuss Progressive Budget Strategy With Short Term Compromise to Extend Budget Deadline, Progressives Strategize on How to Pass a Budget that Protects the Middle Class WHAT: Live call with DFA members, Sen. Sherrod Brown and Nancy Altman, Co-Director of Social Security Works to strategize on budget in next few weeks. WHEN: Tues. March 1 at 8PM EST CALL IN NUMBER: 1-877-669-3239 Access Code: 314 506 617 WHY: "With Republicans taking a slash-and-burn approach to vital programs that will create jobs and support working people, it is critical right now to make sure that the Senate passes a responsible budget," said Sen. Sherrod Brown. "While it appears that a government shutdown is not imminent, we must use this time to make sure the budget does not protect wealthy corporate interests at the expense of middle class America." ABOUT DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Democracy for America is a people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up. www.DemocracyForAmerica.com Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate.
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Meet Mia's Mom

A message from DFA Chief of Staff, Mia Moore: I'd like to introduce you to my mom, Dee. As a speech pathologist with the Milwaukee Public Schools, she helps kids learn how to talk. Sometimes these kids struggle because of a birth defect, sometimes it's because the kids have special developmental needs. In more than 35 years, my mom's helped over 700 kids, devoting herself to figuring out exactly what each child needs to learn how to talk and then patiently working with them day by day and week by week. Each time we chat, she's got a new story about one of the kids she's working with and the progress he's made. And she absolutely lights up when she tells it, I can hear it through the phone. Please stand with my mom and thousands more like her in our virtual march in solidarity with Wisconsin's unions. Governor Walker's attacks on hard-working, devoted teachers like my mom are outrageous, teachers' salaries are not the reason the state of Wisconsin has a budget crisis. And his actions have driven teachers' morale to the lowest it's been since my mom's been working with Milwaukee Public Schools. My mom wrote me last night to say thanks to DFA for supporting Wisconsin, and I wanted to share her gratitude with you. It's been a big boost to her and her friends. For 25 years, her teachers' union has accepted wage increases that barely match the rate of inflation in order to maintain quality health insurance and pension benefits when they retire. They've negotiated in good faith with their school board and Governor Walker is now using dictatorial tactics to wipe it away. We can't let this happen. Please join the march and stand in solidarity with my mom today. Thanks for everything you do. -Mia Mia Moore, Chief of Staff Democracy for America
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