On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, Wisconsin voters sent a clear message to elected officials to work together to create jobs. Due to the hardwork and dedication of thousands of labor and community volunteers, Wisconsin elected Barack Obama to the White House and Tammy Baldwin to the U.S. Senate.
“Thousands of union and community volunteers came together to make phone calls, knock on doors and produce one of the largest grassroots voter contact efforts in Wisconsin history,” said Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. “Our hard work and dedication paid off tonight because working people understand that President Barack Obama and Tammy Baldwin will continue to grow our economy and restore our middle class. While our movement celebrates with America tonight, this victory is another step in the long march for justice and democracy for all working people.”
“Wisconsin celebrates tonight because we know that Barack Obama and Tammy Baldwin are true champions who will work hard for working people,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. “We look forward to joining forces with the community to hold our elected officials accountable. Voters showed up in mass today and made it clear that they support protecting programs like Medicare and Social Security and making the top 2% pay their fair share. Now it’s time for Congress to work together to preserve these family protecting programs in full.”