Working families in South West Florida are standing in solidarity with Wisconsin workers today and protesting Gov. Walker’s visit to Naples.
Gov. Walker is speaking at the Ritz Carlton resort in Naples, Florida as part of the James Madison Institute think-tank luncheon.
Protesters in the Sunshine State are shining a light on Gov. Walker’s attacks on middle class families.
WZVN, a local news station, is reporting that:
Protestors are lined up to express their disapproval of the embattled governor… at Vanderbilt Beach and Airport Pulling. They say Walker is in town trying to raise money to defeat the recall election he faces in Wisconsin.
The timing, Wally Ilczyszyn, president of Florida’s Painters & Allied Trades, is perfect.
“Walker’s at the Ritz-Carlton for a $500-a-plate luncheon because he can’t find enough money in his home state to fight against his recall. So he has to come here."
“We’re here standing with our brothers and sisters in Wisconsin. Their fight there has recharged unions across the country and we’re letting those (in power) know that we’re looking out for the middle class and that we will not be silent to take away our rights to collectively bargain.”
With six straight months of job loss and an unfulfilled promise to create 250,000 new jobs for the state, Gov. Walker has plenty of work to do right here in Wisconsin.
This week alone the Governor will be in Florida and in Washington D.C. These trips provide Gov. Walker an opportunity to fundraise with deep-pocketed, out-of-state individuals in an attempt to drown out the voices of the people of Wisconsin in the upcoming recall election.
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