Saturday, August 06, 2011

VIDEO: Local Firefighters, Parents and Teachers Deliver Randy Hopper His “Pink Slip” as GOTV Weekend Kicks Off

After causing thousands to lose their jobs, local residents say it’s time for Hopper to go

Fond du Lac – In conjunction with the kick-off of the final GOTV push for Tuesday’s election, local firefighters, teachers and parents delivered a strong message to Randy Hopper; his constituents have had enough of his blind allegiance to Scott Walker’s extreme agenda – and it’s time for him to go.

Armed with hundreds of personally signed pink slips bearing the message, “Hopper: Here’s your Pink Slip!” the group delivered over 600 of them from voters committed to making this weekend Randy Hopper’s last as the Senator from the 18th Senate District.

The slips cited Hopper’s votes cutting education, health care and services for the needy as reasons for the signed pink slips. In addition to Hopper’s devastating cuts, the pink slip signers also oppose Hopper’s giveaways of taxpayer dollars to super wealthy, out-of-state corporations and his blind allegiance to the corporate interests backing Scott Walker’s anti-middle class agenda.

On every signed pink slip was a note to Hopper that read:

Dear Sen. Hopper,

As one of your constituents, I’ve had enough.

                        -No more cuts to education, healthcare and critical services for the poor.
                        -No more tax giveaways to the super rich and out-of-state corporations.
                        -No more rubberstamping Gov. Walker’s extreme right-wing agenda.

“Randy Hopper’s job-killing policies have resulted in thousands of Wisconsinites being given pink slips, and his constituents, like myself, have had enough,” said Brad Miller, an assembler at Mercury Marine from Fond du Lac. “Randy Hopper’s constant rubberstamping of Scott Walker’s extreme agenda has put our families at risk – from slashing local aid that jeopardizes funding for police and firefighters to devastating cuts to public education – our families can’t afford to let Randy Hopper keep carrying Scott Walker’s water and taking Wisconsin in the wrong direction.”  
Local voters, including the signers of the pink slips will get a chance to send Hopper home at the polls on Tuesday, August 9th. They’ll also be spending the weekend talking to friends and neighbors, encouraging them to do the same.

To see video of the delivery of the pink slips to Hopper’s campaign office visit:


Paid for by We Are Wisconsin PAC, Phil Neuenfeldt, Treasurer. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s agent or committee.



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