Mark E. Anderson
Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have a huge pile of money to defeat the recall effort against him in Wisconsin:
In the first campaign finance report since the beginning of the effort to recall him, Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign says he collected contributions from 46,976 individual donors, with 37,356 of them giving $50 or less.
Walker’s campaign released the cover sheet from his fundraising report Thursday, showing he raised $5.1 million, spent almost $4 million and had $3 million in the bank.
Bolstered by this outpouring of support from the right-wing, Walker is continuing his extremist agenda apace. His latest move to take another shot at Planned Parenthood and potentially leave thousands of low-income women without access to cancer screenings in the process:
First he gutted worker's rights, then slashed state education funding and dumbed-down sex ed. Next on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's hit list? Breast and cervical cancer screenings for women. Come January 1, Wisconsinites who rely on Planned Parenthood to access free cancer screenings may be out of luck.
The Wisconsin Well Woman Program is an 17-year-old state service created to ensure that women ages 45 to 64 who lack health insurance can access preventive health screenings. It is administered by the Department of Health Services and provides referrals and screenings for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and multiple sclerosis at no cost. The state currently uses a number of contractors to coordinate and provide those services, including Planned Parenthood. But now, in a move that could leave many women in the state without access to the program, the Walker government is ending Planned Parenthood's contract.
Scott Walker will have virtually unlimited resources to defeat this recall. He will not slow down his agenda because of the recall, either. The only option we have is to muster whatever possible to remove him from office. Right now, that means donating to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
Please, chip in $5 to help the Wisconsin Dems to recall Scott Walker.