The Wisconsin State Senate recalls are finally upon us, and the Job Party has teamed up with our blogger friends from the great Cheddar State for coverage and media activism.
Unsurpisingly, I look to John Nichols for context on why Wisconsin, and today, is so important for the country. In Madison's Capital Times, he writes of what was happening exactly 100 years ago in Wisconsin:
Wisconsin established the standard by which other states were measured. It was the most innovative, the most humane, the most responsible and, above all, the most politically progressive state in the nation. And the ideas that came from Wisconsin formed the underpinning for the labor, farm, civil rights and social justice movements that would eventually come to the fore two decades later, as Franklin Roosevelt imported University of Wisconsin professors and veterans of the state’s legislative and political battles to forge a “New Deal” for America.
It's time to revitalize this tradition beyond any shadow of a doubt! The recall couldn't be more important, and these Republican State Senators are roadblocks in the way of progress that need to be pushed aside.
Fortunately, the progressive movement is thinking big and has picked a fight to build progressive power. Today is a day to display our might.