Our state is at a significant crossroads, one that is twisted and distorted by elected officials who choose to believe and act on their belief that your voice, your opinions, and your concerns about a multitude of critical issues facing Wisconsin today do not matter.
These people are the Republicans who control our state government.
That’s why I’m supporting Kathleen Falk for governor in the recall election.
I know Kathleen. I’ve worked with Kathleen for over 16 years. Scott Walker is no Kathleen Falk. Tom Barrett is no Kathleen Falk. She’s just what Wisconsin needs now.
My history with Kathleen includes co-chairing two county executive campaigns, ushering through the Dane County Board her first two budgets while chairing the board’s Personnel and Finance Committee – human services is one of Kathleen’s highest priorities, mine as well. We share confronting the collateral damage left behind from alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse.
Issues in communities of color are mutual concerns of ours. Kathleen was a Big Sister; she’s spent countless hours listening to advocates for and people with disabilities. Kathleen Falk visited youth programs and listened to agency leaders who were on the front line delivering services to children, youth, families, seniors, people with disabilities, people struggling with alcohol and other drug addiction, and youth at risk for gang involvement.
When the Dane County Department of Human Services budget public hearings took place, Kathleen Falk sat in for hours over two nights listening to the people’s concerns. Scott Walker doesn’t want to hear from you at all, at any time.
When I was president/CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison, Kathleen Falk literally prevented the demise of the Fatherhood Program which affected women, children, and absent fathers.
Job training and small business development were high priorities for Kathleen Falk while Dane County Executive. Dane County’s unemployment rate was the lowest in the state; meaning job creation in Dane County was the highest in the state. And, she worked with labor to negotiate fair contracts that benefited labor while tackling diminishing revenues. Jobs are what Wisconsin needs. Kathleen Falk is the person to help create jobs and grow small businesses in Wisconsin.
Now’s our time to help Kathleen Falk.
Kathleen Falk is now on a 36-county campaign tour around the state. She wants to make sure she hears from everybody, understands our concerns, and learns how to be the best governor for Wisconsin.
With only six days left until the primary election on May 8, here are some things you can do to help Kathleen Falk.
If you haven’t heard or seen Kathleen, go on line at www.kathleenfalk.com. You can volunteer; sign up, and/or call the campaign office. You can contribute to the campaign.
Most importantly, vote for Kathleen Falk on May 8 for governor. Our future depends on it. Our children’s future depends on it.
Join me in supporting Kathleen Falk for a better, stronger Wisconsin.
Steve Braunginn is the former president/CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison and a former Dane County Board Supervisor.