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Wisconsin has its first chance to show the right wing Republican extremists that they can't break the unions. April 5th is an election in Wisconsin. There probably will be VERY low voter turnout and the Billionaire Koch brothers and their Teabagger minions are trying to elect more right wingers. In particular there is a Supreme Court race that could well determine the outcome of legal challenges to Walker's union busting bills.

So this is a call to action. Below are the SEIU Wisconsin endorsements for the April 5th election which I am highlighting in honor of the way labor is standing up to Walker's attacks. I add in links to candidates' websites where possible so you can donate and/or volunteer to help them. [NOTE: I am not familiar with all of the candidates and there haven't been that many endorsements, so if anyone has more info let me know]

SEIU Wisconsin State Council Announces Spring 2011 Endorsements

Chris Abele – Milwaukee County Executive (CRITICAL RACE...this was Scott Walker's old seat, so electing Abele would send a very clear message)

Dave Cieslewicz – Madison Mayor (Website has a GREAT Union Solidarity photo!)

Ken Hall– Racine County Executive (Ken Hall has been supported by Progressive Majority since he first ran for office)

JoAnne Kloppenburg – State Supreme Court Justice (THE MOST CRITICAL RACE!!!)

Joe Parisi – Dane County Executive

Eyon Biddle – Milwaukee County Supervisor District 10

Pedro Colón – Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Branch 18

Steve Doyle – Assembly District 94

Terry Falk – Milwaukee School Board At Large

Gerald Glazer – Milwaukee School Board District 2

Jason Haas – Milwaukee County Board District 14 (Another important race...Haas' opponent is a right wing extremist Teabagger)

Meagan Holman – Milwaukee School Board District 8 (EXCELLENT candidate...she has also been endorsed by various teachers' unions)

Tom Nelson – Outagamie County Executive

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE APRIL 5th. Vote and vote PRO-UNION. And get your neighbors and friends to vote PRO-UNION on April 5th. Let's make April 5th a clean sweep for unions.

Originally posted to mole333 on Thu Mar 17, 2011 at 07:11 AM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive, In Support of Labor and Unions, and Progressive Hippie.

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