Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Bernie Sanders message to supporters ahead of Wisconsin election

Sisters and Brothers -
When our campaign first set foot in Wisconsin this past summer, we got a very warm welcome from the people of Wisconsin. I spoke to more than 10,000 people in Madison about our corrupt political system, our broken economy, and how our political revolution can take back our country from people like the Koch Brothers in the billionaire class.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the Republican Party weren't as happy to see me. Governor Walker, who has been helped throughout his career by the Koch Brothers, issued statements against us, and the GOP even put up billboards calling me an "extremist."
Well, let's talk about extremism. Scott Walker has attacked the minimum wage, gutted unions, made it much harder to vote, and restricted access to abortion.That is extremism.
I can think of no better place for our political revolution to continue its momentum than in Wisconsin. The latest poll has us down just a few points, and I know that if we work together right now, we can pull off a huge victory.
With a huge FEC fundraising deadline on Thursday at midnight, there has not been a more important time for you to support our campaign.
Not only has Governor Walker been helped throughout his career by huge financial support from the Koch Brothers, but he has enacted their ideology while in office.
When you deny the right of workers to come together in collective bargaining, that's extremism.
When you tell a woman that she cannot control her own body, that's extremism.
When you give tax breaks to billionaires and refuse to raise the minimum wage, that's extremism.
Our views, which represent the views of the vast majority of the American people, are a little bit different. We believe that the time has come for the people of Wisconsin and all over the country to create a movement that tells the billionaire class: YOU CAN'T HAVE IT ALL!
And what we are saying to the Koch Brothers and Scott Walker is that this great country belongs to everybody, and not just a handful of very wealthy people.
When the people stand together against the Koch Brothers and the billionaire class, we can win.
In solidarity,
Bernie Sanders

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