Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Call To Action!

May 12, 2011

People all across Wisconsin are speaking out against the governor's all-cuts approach to addressing Wisconsin's current budget shortfall. A broadly shared demand for a balanced approach that asks the wealthy and corporations to pay their fair share is the most common refrain, but no one has proposed such an alternative.

Until now.

We invite you to join Wisconsin Voices and endorse the Wisconsin Values Budget, an alternative budget proposal that eliminates Wisconsin's 2011-2013 budget deficit and upholds our commitment to shared prosperity and a guarantee of the freedom for everyone in Wisconsin to live independent and fulfilling lives.

Will you join us? Please click here to find out more and sign on to the Values Budget.

Wisconsin leads the nation with innovative programs designed to secure and maintain a strong and healthy middle class: public investments in education, health care, long term care, mass transit, support for low-income workers striving to join the middle class, and many other innovative public structures that create the conditions for shared prosperity and the freedom to live independent and fulfilling lives.

The 2011-2013 state budget is a major turning point for Wisconsin. Governor Walker is using our short-term revenue shortfall as a pretext to roll back Wisconsin’s innovative and highly successful long-term investments in opportunity, security, and shared prosperity. 

These aren't "tough choices"...they are unnecessary choices that benefit political special interests.

We've joined together with the Institute for Wisconsin's Future, the Wisconsin Council on children and Families, and Citizen Action of Wisconsin to develop a 2011-2013 state budget that honors our values.

Will you join us?

Please click here to see our budget framework and sign on in time for the public announcement, coming very soon!

Thank you,
Brian Rothgery
Wisconsin Voices Budget Project

1 comment:

  1. I'll probably join you, and be a very vocal supporter. First, I am going to need to review it and determine whether I agree with it. I saw the conferences were at 10am and 2pm today. I've not seen details yet. Where would the best place be to get those summaries, once they are available? I try to vet this kind of information, then share it with like-minded individuals, and this sounds like it has the potential to be a powerhouse.

    -James Russell