Ask any progressive in western Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley who the hardest working activist in the Valley is and among the names you’ll hear is Eleanor Wolf, and she’s more than likely to be at the top of the list.
So when Citizen Action of Wisconsin held their annual vote last year to determine who should be honored with their 2014 progressive achievement award, Eleanor was nominated by her good friend Jackie Christner and dozens of people chimed in to put her over the top.
What makes Eleanor remarkable is that she’s 79 years old and has the energy of most people 20 years her junior. She’s a tireless organizer/activist and knocked on many hundreds, if not a thousand or more, doors in low income neighborhoods in Eau Claire County last year urging people to vote to raise the minimum wage and to expand Badgercare. Here’s what she has to say about Jeff Smith:
” I support Jeff Smith’s DPW Chair candidacy because he shares my values…..values that he pursues with a remarkable combination of idealism and determination (hard work). Jeff has inspired me, and many others to stay in the fight, to pool our skills and become actively involved in rebuilding and re-inventing progressive, caring communities and a progressive, caring Wisconsin. ”