Fortunately, Wisconsin workers are speaking out at home.
The truth is that Gov. Walker’s policies have hurt our schools, our communities and our local economies.
Here’s what real Wisconsinites have to say about life in Walker’s Wisconsin.
Amy, from Elva, is a special education teacher and a mother of four. Her husband, also a public employee, works for the Eau Claire Police Department. She states how Act 10 has made a lasting impact on their family and community.
Walker is talented in twisting the truth, dividing our state and turning people against one another for his own political gain. Our lives were turned upside down in February of 2011. As if the reduction in pay, rights and our voice wasn’t enough -- the hardest thing for me has been the loss of respect for teachers and public employees since Walker came into office. I put my heart into helping special needs students and have been called greedy and profane names since Walker took office.
Mike, a firefighter from Union Grove, explains how Walker’s priority of giving tax breaks to the rich and corporate special interests while at the same time cutting resources for local governments has impacted public safety for the worse.
Gov. Walker’s Act 32 freezes local government spending through levy caps and stagnant or reduced state shared revenue; these funding restrictions will ultimately lead to further service reductions to the citizen/taxpayer-- putting public safety and all Wisconsinites at risk.
Rebecca from Eau Claire calls out Gov. Walker for abandoning his campaign promise to create 250,000 jobs for Wisconsin.
“Life under Gov. Walker has deteriorated in quality for countless Wisconsinites. Where are the jobs? I’ve struggled to find a job that is NOT temporary, low-paying or part-time, with no benefits.”