Pam Simpson submitted the letter below to her local paper, The Journal Times, in response to a letter to the editor by Marian Anderson that called the recall a ‘travesty on democracy’. Pam writes that in addition to the reasons she discusses in her letter, Walker "is turning back the clock for women, both in health care and in the work force. That is simply unacceptable."
Here's Ms. Anderson's letter:
And here's Pam's response:
I wrote this letter to the editor in response to a letter to the editor from Sunday, April 15 from another citizen of Racine, WI. In that letter she stated that “the recall is a travesty on democracy.”In running for Governor of our state, Scott Walker lied, withheld information and misled many individuals. He was and IS in it for himself—to follow the Koch brothers orders and work for ALEC. A recall is a perfect example of democracy in action.He has brought ‘dirty’ politics into our state. Among the damage is the harming of our children's’ educations. He has attempted to redirect money meant for other things to cover up his lie of a ‘balanced budget’—attempting to obtain money meant for health care for low-income families and for home-owners who had faced foreclosure. He was only stopped because the Federal government forced him to. A recall is certainly appropriate here.He has undermined collective bargaining; he has turned back the clock on equal pay for women, etc. He is NOT fighting for us; he is fighting for big business and for the Koch brothers. He talks about buses of people being brought into the state – ‘union thugs’ as he likes to call them. But he has to go all over the country looking for money to help defend himself in his legal battles---those who are very close to him being under investigation.I am counting on the recall to be successful so we can get back to normal Wisconsin politics.Pam SimpsonRacine
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