There are four things you can do right now to stop Right-to-Work in Wisconsin

There are four things you can do right now to stop Right-to-Work in Wisconsin:

1) Call your State Assembly member now at 1-844-334-3438

(or text WI to 237263 and then reply with your street address and zip, so we can better connect you to your State Assembly member)

2) Email your state legislators by clicking here

3) Come to the rally at the Capitol on Saturday, Feb. 28 – meet at noon on State Street in Madison.

4) Like We Are Wisconsin on Facebook – and share any of our recent posts!

Right-to-Work Is Up Next

It was just announced that the legislature will be circumventing the normal legislative process and fast tracking right-to-work legislation next week.

This would be disastrous for all of Wisconsin’s families, and we need you to do three things to help us stop this latest attack:

1) First, dial 1-844-334-3438 to call your state senator and tell them to vote against right-to-work;

2) Then please forward this email to your friends and family, and ask them to do the same;

3) Finally call your friends and family later today and over the weekend—make sure they understand the ramifications of this legislation and ask them to call their state senators as well.

I know these posts can all sound like the world is ending but this truly would be catastrophic.

We know that right-to-work is wrong for all Wisconsin families. Workers in right-to-work states earn, on average, $5000 less annually than another states. We also know that six of the top 10 states with the highest unemployment rates have right-to-work laws. And on top of that, the wage gap for women is even higher in states that have right-to-work.

Wisconsin needs you. Right-to-work will hurt all Wisconsin families.

Dial 1-844-334-3438 to call your state senator and ask them to vote against right-to-work, and then forward this email to your friends .

We expect that right-to-work will be heard before the Senate Labor and Government Reform Committee this coming Tuesday. Keep your eyes on your inbox for further action alerts and updates regarding Right to Work.

Thank you for all you do, and we’ll be back in touch as the situation develops.

Jonathan Levine
We Are Wisconsin

Save the University of Wisconsin System

Wisconsin has always prided itself off on maintaining an affordable, accessible, and high quality system of public colleges and universities. It’s so much a part of our state that we even have a name for it: The Wisconsin Idea.

This week, leading up to his annual budget address, Scott Walker proposed a $300 million cut to the University of Wisconsin system—putting the Wisconsin idea at risk.

Click here to help us fight back. We’ll help you send a letter directly to your legislators urging them to oppose this disastrous plan.

Cutting funding to the University of Wisconsin isn’t just bad for education; it’s bad for our economy. Each year the University of Wisconsin system has an economic impact of over $15 billion for the state of Wisconsin. It’s a phenomenal return on our $1.2 billion annual investment. As we continue to lag the national recovery cutting $300 million from our state’s largest economic driver is precisely the wrong approach.

Help us stand up to Walker’s attack on our university system—click here to fight back.

To make matters worse, Walker’s plan would outsource control of Wisconsin’s greatest public asset to an unaccountable new semi-private agency packed with his appointees. This would mean than in just a few years UW campuses could begin boosting tuition with no oversight from elected officials.

And tuition almost certainly would need to soar by leaps and bounds annually to make up for years of declining state support. Nothing could stop this new privatized system from shutting the door on Wisconsin’s own students to open more slots for higher paying out-of-state and foreign students.

There is still time to save The Wisconsin Idea, but only if you speak up. Click here to contact your legislators and tell them to stop the cuts to the University of Wisconsin.