Earlier today, Wisconsin Senator Chris Larson sent an email to Progressive Change Campaign Committee members, asking everyone to hold Republicans accountable for their assault on working families. We are launching a Recall Committee to mobilize volunteers and run new ads against vulnerable Republicans. Read his message after the jump.
This is Wisconsin State Senator Chris Larson -- and today, I'm heading home to Wisconsin to join the fight in person.
The last three weeks have shown what progressive strength and worker solidarity look like.
My fellow senators and I know that thousands of PCCC members in Wisconsin and across the nation have been fighting right alongside us -- attending rallies, making phone calls, donating to some great TV ads, and telling your friends about the Republican war on workers.
I want to say thank you. I also want to let you know that the fight's not over.
Republicans need to learn what accountability feels like. It's time for Republican senators to be recalled from office.
Wisconsin Republicans brazenly stampeded over the will of the people as they engaged in their right-wing attack on workers.
They shut down the public hearings, they shut down the legislative hotline, they shut down debate in the Assembly in the middle of the night, and they tried to lock citizens out of the Capitol. And on Wednesday night, when they had their last chance at redemption, Republican senators chose to bend the rules and join Governor Walker's war on working families.
The citizens of Wisconsin are rising up and engaging in the democratic process like never before. Recalls of the Republicans are kicking into high gear as clipboards begin to replace protest signs in neighborhoods across the state.
Governor Walker and Republican senators refused to listen to the public -- but now the people will be heard all across the state at the ballot box.
Thanks again for standing with us in solidarity, and for being a bold progressive.
-- Senator Chris Larson, Wisconsin's 7th District, Twitter: @ChrisJLarson
PS: Are you currently in Wisconsin? Click here to volunteer to help the recalls.