By David Edwards
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Progressive groups in Wisconsin are taking their case against Governor Scott Walker (R) to the airwaves.
Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and Democracy for America (DFA) are sponsoring a new ad that features the voices of public workers who would be affected by Walker’s plan to make unions pay more for benefits and strip them of collective bargaining rights.
“Governor Walker and the Republicans just gave over $100 million in tax cuts to corporations, and now they’re asking teachers and nurses to pay for it, and attacking workers rights to negotiate for fair benefits,” one teacher from Madison told viewers.
“It will probably cost us between $400 and $500 a month in income,” Richard Scoby, a graphic designer from Middleton, explained. “I’ve tried not to think about it — just be out here on the square. It’s not selfish. It’s just survival.”
“I believe the issues that are being discussed here in Madison are not unique to Madison or the state of Wisconsin,” Jeremiah Holden, an educator from Madison, said. “These are national issues. Money is being taken away from workers and the tax breaks given to major corporations.”