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Monday, January 12, 2009

Tell Scott Walker: Milwaukee Needs A Stimulus

by capper

From the AFL-CIO Labor Council:

As you may have heard, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker is using

Milwaukee’s economic crisis to advance his political agenda, rather than

leading the fight to turn Milwaukee’s economy around. He is saying publicly

that he, as the top elected official in Milwaukee County, would refuse to

seek out any federal stimulus dollars because it's against his political


But with years of deferred maintenance, soaring unemployment, a crumbling

infrastructure. .. We all know that Milwaukee County can't afford this kind

of stubborn foolishness when it comes to our future. Even the conservative

head of the Metro Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce said last week, if the

federal government is going to have a stimulus, Milwaukee can’t afford to be

left out.

Please join AFSCME District Council 48, Milwaukee Area Labor Council,

Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals, Wisconsin Fair Trade

Coalition, Citizen Action of Wisconsin and many others tomorrow at the

Milwaukee County Courthouse for a rally to tell Scott Walker that Milwaukee

County cannot afford to be left out of a national stimulus program!

What: Tell Scott Walker that MILWAUKEE NEEDS A STIMULUS

When: Tuesday, January 13, 2009, from 12:00 noon - 12:45 p.m.

Where: Milwaukee County Courthouse

Please consider taking a few minutes out of your busy day tomorrow to join

us and let County Executive Walker know that the needs of Milwaukee County

are more important than his political aspirations!

I know this is awfully short notice, but if you're off tomorrow, or can make it during your lunch break, please do try to stop by, and let Walker know that he needs to worry about doing the job he has now, before he even considers trying for a promotion he won't get anyway.

Crossposted across the cheddarsphere, because this is that important!

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