Stories From the Community – Two Weeks Out

Volunteers brave the heat to take a stand against Luther Olsen and the radical agenda he’s been pushing in Madison

Late last week, as temperatures hit near-record levels in Baraboo, Portage and Wisconsin Dells, nearly two dozen volunteers braved the heat to take a stand against Luther Olsen and the radical agenda he’s been pushing in Madison.  Olsen, who spent much of the week attending out-of-district fundraisers, returned to the 14th for one final stop with Congressman Paul Ryan at Buffalo Phil’s Pizza and Grille in Wisconsin Dells.

While Ryan was notably absent from the fundraiser, the disappointment with Luther Olsen was more than apparent.Protesters brought signs, placards and banners chiding Olsen for his lockstep support for Scott Walker’s extreme agenda. Sharon Davis, a waitress from Baraboo, held a sign declaring “Cutting Education is NOT a Wisconsin Value.”

“It’s not about politics – who’s right, who’s wrong – it’s about Luther Olsen’s total willingness to stand with Scott Walker and powerful corporate interests as they steamroll over Wisconsin’s working families, children and seniors,” said Davis.

As protesters braved the heat for near 90 minutes, they showed no sign of backing down. Encouraged by supporters honking and waving, Cheryl Agen of Wisconsin Dells emphasized the critical importance of the final weeks.  “No matter how much special interest money Luther Olsen raises, this election is going to be won on the ground,” said Agen.  “Commercials, mail, and smear tactics won’t stop voters like us – we’ve fought too long and we’re hungry for a Senator who represents us. And come August 9th we will send just that type of person to Madison in Fred Clark.”