Archive for June 8, 2012
And although Walker survived the recall efforts this week, the silver lining is that Democrats won the Senate there and we can be hopeful no additional anti-worker legislation will make it to Walker’s desk. Still, the damage has been done.
Last year, when Walker had Republican Majorities in both chambers of the legislature, his anti-worker agenda sailed through the Wisconsin House and, after a bitter fight, through the Wisconsin Senate too, right to his desk where he was waiting eagerly to sign it into law.
And we know Governor Branstad would be waiting with his pen ready too. But there’s a difference. And it’s a critical one:
Although Republicans control the Iowa Governor’s mansion and the Iowa House, Democrats still control the Iowa State Senate. But only by 1 seat.
Please help Democrats keep the majority in the Iowa Senate.
For the past two years, Democrats in the Iowa Senate have fought tooth and nail to prevent an extreme Republican agenda from becoming the law of the land in Iowa.
We’ve held the line on Worker’s Rights and Women’s Rights. We’ve prevented discrimination from being written into the Iowa Constitution. And we’ve stopped dozens of other right-wing initiatives. Including Republican attempts to:
- Eliminate the Iowa Department of Education
- Slash eligibility for HAWK-I–the children’s healthcare system
- Turn the Iowa judicial selection system into a political circus where judges raise money and campaign for public office!
We’ve stopped all of this and more with the narrowest of Majorities. But truth be told, we weren’t alone. We had your help. Your support has meant the difference. It has allowed us to continue to fight another day.
You were there for us in 2010, when the Republican tidal wave that swept over the country broke against the Iowa State Senate, and we kept the Majority.
You were there for us in 2011 when Republicans, in an underhanded political move, appointed one of our members to an administrative board–triggering a Special Election that nearly cost us the Senate.
You stood by us then with an outpouring of support, and your financial help made the difference. We stayed to fight another day.
Please stand with us again in 2012. Contribute today to the Iowa Senate Majority Fund to keep Democrats in control of the Iowa Senate.
Any contribution is appreciated. You may also mail a check to:
Iowa Senate Majority Fund
5661 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
Thank you for your support.
Mike Gronstal, Iowa Senate Majority Leader