By Cassandra Lans
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is receiving some heavyweight endorsements for his run for governor of Wisconsin in the upcoming recall election against Scott Walker. Congresswoman Gwen Moore was in Milwaukee receently and happily gave her support to Barrett.
“Tom gives all of us who are so passionately committed to restoring our Wisconsin values the best chance of defeating Scott Walker,” said Moore.
Congresswoman Moore went on to say that as governor, Tom Barrett will continue his long and strong history of fighting for the working and middle class.
Polling shows that Barrett offers Democrats, Progressive and independents hungry for change the best chance to defeat Scott Walker, but he must first advance in the May 8 primary election first.
Moore said in addition to fighting for the working and middle class families that Tom Barrett will also work to improve our communities, stand for education and fight against discrimination and injustice.
Moore went on to say Barrett will stop big tax breaks to the rich and large corporations and work on restoring tax relief for seniors and the working poor. And as Mayor of Milwaukee Tom Barrett knows firsthand the devastating affects that Scott Walker’s dramatic budget cuts have had on education and local communities.
“I think citizens of Wisconsin have a great opportunity for a do-over,” said Moore referencing the 2010 election in which a giant Republican wave swept the country. “We’re going to do it right this time people.”
Under Scott Walker Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state in the country, and Moore made clear Tom Barrett will focus on creating jobs. Moore also emphasized Tom Barrett is the best candidate to defeat Walker, and as governor he will bring Wisconsin together and heal our state’s political wounds.
Senator Lena Taylor also gave her support to Barrett, and chose to do it on ‘Equal Pay Day’. “At this pivotal moment in Wisconsin’s history, we need a governor who will focus on jobs, not extreme partisanship and an ideological agenda. We need a governor who will strengthen our classrooms, not slash funding for them. We need a governor who will honor and respect working people, not wage an assault on the rights that protect them. And on Equal Pay Day, we need a governor who understands that we must all be treated fairly, and that we cannot discriminate against women, or anyone for that matter, in the workplace.” Taylor stated.
“Tom Barrett will be this governor. He will fight for jobs, for education, for restoring collective bargaining rights. And as we recognize Equal Pay Day, I know he will fight to restore the state protections against workplace pay discrimination that Scott Walker took away. He will fight to end Scott Walker’s war on women.”
“During the historic protests last year, Wisconsin men and women made their voices heard against Walker’s radical agenda.
The Wisconsin 14 stood up to his assault on our values. And Tom Barrett will continue this fight as our next governor. He will defeat Scott Walker, end the ideological civil war and get Wisconsin moving forward.” she concluded.
The primary election is May 8th.