Members of the Milwaukee Area Building and Construction Trades Council canvassed local neighborhoods in Milwaukee to talk one-on-one with voters about workers’ rights, jobs and the importance of Wisconsin’s Nov. 4 election. Workers are supporting gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke for jobs, a strong economy and union rights. Volunteers also had information to hand -out on Wisconsin’s new Voter ID law.
Ironworkers, Painters, Laborers and Electrical Workers were fired up and ready to go. Some had come directly from work. Others had never canvassed before and were ready to get involved because “politics plays a big role in the work we do and directly impacts our jobs.”
“We need to think about the next generation and what kind of Wisconsin we want for our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. When we hit the streets we have the chance to actually do something that makes a difference. All we have to do is talk about the facts -- when we’re with family, when we’re having a beer -- and people will listen. Attacks on the private sector are next. Too many workers think ‘oh that’s just the public sector’ but we know Gov. Walker has his eyes on private sector bargaining rights, our jobs and wages are next.”
Gov. Walker has been a disaster for working families. He continues to put big-time campaign donors above what’s best for the people of Wisconsin. Walker isn’t even committed to serving a full-term if elected Governor. Wisconsin deserves a full-time Governor, not someone preoccupied with his next political power grab.
Wisconsin is ready to get active to get out the vote for Mary Burke. Stop in at one of our 16 locations around the state to canvass or make calls for union-backed candidates. Click here for a list of locations.