Though Walker was shielded with a flood of secret corporate cash, Wisconsin made its voice heard. While we came closer to recalling Walker than many expected, we ended up coming just short.
The work we did together was about much more than just this one election.
We laid the groundwork for a powerful movement to push back against extremist policies everywhere. Messages of solidarity and support have been pouring in from around the country and around the world. Our energy and momentum has inspired working people from all walks of life to stand together in solidarity in unprecedented ways.
We have marched together in the snow and the sleet. We have knocked doors and made phone calls in the rain and the sunshine. We are proud that we have created a new, energetic, broad-based movement for working people that is defying the odds.
A movement that will continue to change, grow and adapt to best represent all working people of Wisconsin.
Today we come together in solidarity and strength. So many of us poured our hearts and souls into this election and while we did not recall Scott Walker, we reclaimed the State Senate and proved that working people will stand up and fight for our rights.
Thank you immensely for all your efforts. I know thousands of you knocked doors, made phone calls, leafleted work sites, stamped postcards and talked with your family, friends and neighbors on the issues important to working people. Your efforts were not in vain. They provide the organization and grassroots infrastructure necessary to fight back against Citizens United and corporate power in politics.
We take great pride in the unprecedented grassroots effort that mobilized hundreds of thousands of people across the state in defense of economic justice. We look with hope toward a future in which the movement that we have created continues to resist the “divide and conquer” agenda that Scott Walker and his billionaire ideologue backers want to force on Wisconsin and America.
Though dark clouds may temporarily obscure the horizon, we stand together, united in solidarity.