Walking the Talk

Ever since Scott Fitzgerald announced his intent to ramrod so called right to work legislation through the state Senate, I’ve seen a lot of social media/blog comments asking where the DPW is in all of this, and while I can’t speak for Mike Tate, Jason Rae, Joe Wineke or anyone else in the DPW Chair candidate field, I can tell you that Jeff Smith is smack dab in the middle of the fray, and I mean smack dab in the middle. How do I know?

Check out the Journal Sentinel Online coverage and photo of yesterdays labor rally at the Capitol building in Madison. There, in the middle of the crowd, large Solidarity sign in hand, mouth wide open and shouting, is Jeff Smith.

Words are one thing. Action is quite another. So when you hear DPW Chair candidates talking in the months ahead about how they ” stand with labor ” keep in mind the one among them who actually did stand with labor.

Jeff Smith.


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4 thoughts on “Walking the Talk

  1. Good for him and good to see. I had the chance to talk with Jeff Smith for a few minutes last weekend, and was pretty impressed by him. He seems sincere about wanting to move the party forward.

  2. I make no bones about the fact that I’m supporting Jeff Smith for DPW Chair. While Jeff is standing with labor in Madison I’m told Jason Rae is holding a fundraiser in Milwaukee this afternoon and Mike Tate is………….. raising money from his office in Madison, which is on the Capitol square. Apparently neither Tate or Rae, or Joe Wineke who lives in Verona, can be bothered to head on over to the rally and make an appearance.


    1. I was just going to come post that same article, after reading it (Lori Compas linked to it on her Facebook page). I have asked over and over what DPW’s strategy was to fight “right to work”, since anyone with half a brain could tell it would be coming down the pike, and apparently the real answer was, “Use it as an opportunity to solicit donations.”

      I think June can’t come soon enough.

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