WI loss statementDemocracy for America: People Power Trumped by 31 Million From Big Business
Burlington, VT Today, people powered organizing fell to out of state money to
the tune of 31 million dollars. While the coalitions ground game mobilized a
sizable force of pro-recall supporters in the final two weeks, corporate
influence and special interest bought the election and saved Gov. Walker from
an embarrassing defeat.
Ive never seen a ground game quite like this,said Jim Dean, Chair
of Democracy for America. Volunteers in Wisconsin gave their absolute
all to recall Gov. Walker. While the
outcome was not what we hoped for, the support we saw from volunteers on the
ground and across the country was tremendous.
This movement started out over 15 months ago when Gov. Walker descended into
Madison with his divide and conquer strategy to destroy working people and the
unions that protect them, Jim Dean
continued. Masses mobilized and put up a sizable fight. Unfortunately, as weve seen in other races
corporations continue to make sure elections are bought and paid for by special
interest and the Koch brothers.
While Gov. Walker will remain in office - this fight is not over. We must continue to fight for all working
families, for women and for the very fiber of our democracy, said Jim Dean. Unless we see a change in campaign finance
laws and fight to overturn Citizens United, hardworking Americans will continue
to feel the brunt of these bad polices that directly attack working families. Democracy for America was on the ground in Wisconsin fighting back and
protecting working families for the past 16 months. DFA organizers led
three major get out the vote efforts in Racine, Madison and Eau Claire plus
organized calls on an online call out the vote tool.