Thanks for your support
It seems to me that the majority of our elected officials have abandoned the spirit of the motto found on our coins, “E Pluribus Unum,” which in recent years has come to mean “out of many peoples, races, religions, languages, and ancestries has emerged a single people and nation.” Many of our elected official act as if they follow a different motto: “from many for a few.”
As I visited door-to-door during this campaign, many of you expressed concerns about the direction that both the state and the county are moving. Particularly worrying are the Citizens United decision, our schools and local control, and the way big money is calling the shots to benefit a few. I share those concerns, which is why I ran for State Assembly. But in the end it appears that many in the district voted by label, instead of for any particular candidate. It is also evident from the results that the constant messaging from monied interests has convinced the majority of people to vote against their own interests.
For me, my run for assembly was doing my part to reverse the present political trend. But from my campaign I have learned the sobering truth that one short campaign against years of disinformation will not change the results. We as progressives need to maintain a sustained effort to change the dynamics of our political system. Join me and other progressives in the 38th district, and watch our progress at http://jeffdems.org/ and/or http://waukeshadems.nationbuilder.com/
We’ve tried it their way, and it isn’t working.
I’m running because Scott Walker and the Republicans are taking Wisconsin in the wrong direction.
I asked myself, “What is the best thing I can do to blunt Walker’s agenda”?
The answer is to run against Joel Kleefisch, a rubber stamp for Scott Walker. And when Kleefisch is not busy being a rubber stamp, he busies himself with introducing legislation at the request of individual donors or voting for absent Assembly members.
I’m asking you support me – for our State and our children.