The AFL-CIO has unveiled its latest mail campaign that will educate Wisconsin union voters on Romney’s business record, his offensive remarks about large segments of Wisconsin’s middle class as well as Tommy Thompson’s plans to “do away” with Medicare. Local mail pieces will drop in the 7th Congressional District and targeted state assembly and state senate races.
Our union mail program is one of the most effective ways to reach working people in Wisconsin, said Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. Our testing shows that union members spend more time reading our mailers and recall more information from them when compared to general mail from campaigns because they trust their union and view this message as an important newsletter.
“Legacy” was mailed last week and asks what kind of future will be left for the next generation if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are elected. The mail piece highlights the Romney/Ryan plan to cut education and cost Wisconsin jobs.
“Wrong about America Again” -- also mailed last week -- reviews Mitt Romney’s now infamous 47% remarks. Together, these Presidential mail pieces provide evidence of what Romney/Ryan policy proposals already make clear: they intend to govern on behalf of the wealthy, not the middle class or those who aspire toward it.
Two U.S. Senate mail pieces will drop this week explaining that Tommy Thompson sold out the middle class while working in Washington on behalf of big insurance and drug companies. The “Working against Working Families” mailer outlines Thompson’s support for cutting education spending by 33%, raising taxes on middle class families and plans to “do away” with Medicare.
The second mailer, “Baldwin for the Middle Class,” highlights how Tammy Baldwin will stand with middle class families by protecting Medicare, fighting for equal pay for women and creating jobs. The mailer notes Baldwin’s sponsorship of the Buffet Rule to ensure millionaires pay the same tax rate as middle class Americans.
Presidential mail pieces are being targeted to over 69,900 Wisconsin union member mailboxes. The Senate mail pieces are targeted to 43,679 union houses.
7th Congressional District
Congressional mail pieces will be rotated to targeted races. This week the “Working Families Voter Guide” will provide a side-by-side comparison of where Pat Kreitlow and Sean Duffy stand on the issues of jobs, workers’ rights and retirement security.
State Assembly and Senate
“Hurting Wisconsin Families” mail piece will be hitting union mail boxes in targeted state senate and assembly districts this week explaining how Republican incumbent and challengers support cuts to public education, attacks on workers’ rights and tax giveaways to millionaires at the expense of the middle class.