Tuesday, July 19, 2011

HANSEN WINS!! Woo-hoo!!!

The line to vote today in Wisconsin.
AP calls it: Hansen wins!

It's looking like a blowout.

This is the beginning of a long climb back for America's middle class.

We are so proud of our Teamster brother, after he courageously left his family in Wisconsin to prevent radicals from destroying government unions.

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa had a good take on it:
In Madison this winter, Teamsters said they’d hold the line for the middle class and that’s exactly what this Teamster did. Dave Hansen courageously left Wisconsin to prevent an anti-union vote, and extremists couldn’t stand it so they forced a recall. I’m so pleased that the voters in Dave’s district understand that he stands for organized labor because organized labor stands for them.
This isn’t just about Wisconsin. This is about truck drivers and nurses and teachers fighting back against a corporate conspiracy to destroy unions. This is about Main Street rising up and telling billionaires that it’s time for them to pay their fair share. This is about restoring the American Dream for working families.
I hope this is the beginning of a movement that carries on through the rest of the recall elections and beyond Wisconsin.
And some comments from the tweetosphere:

Want to thank David Hansen for risking his job for what was right. You stood up for WI families. #wi14 #WIunion
High enthusiasm in #SD30 RT @WeRWisconsin: over 17,000 votes in, in the Hansen race #wiunion #wirecall #1u
To rest of Fab14, know that #wiunion has got your back! Why? Because you care abt working folk, poor and the dem process. #wirecall