ICYMI: Democrats Unite Behind Mary Burke in Wisconsin Dells

Jun 08, 2014

Democrats made one thing clear in Wisconsin Dells this weekend: our state is ready for a new direction. United behind the leadership and vision of Mary Burke, Democrats rejected the radical agenda of state Republicans and the failed policies of Scott Walker that made Wisconsin 9th out of our 10 Midwestern neighbors in job creation.

In the wake of a court ruling lifting a ban on marriage equality in Wisconsin, Democrats shined a light on an agenda that works to give everyone in our state a chance to move up and get ahead. For too long, the divisive politics and policies of Scott Walker have moved our state backwards.

Wisconsin cannot afford four more years of lagging behind the rest of the nation in jobs, education, and healthcare. Hard working families in every corner of the state want a leader who is working for them, making it easier to find work, making their neighborhood schools better, and improving their community.

Democrats united behind that central vision over the weekend. Delegates approved a platform that supports raising wages for hard working households, a one-of-a-kind student loan reform, and equal access to affordable, quality healthcare for all.

With less than 150 days until the November election, the Democratic party emerged from convention weekend strong and united behind Mary Burke’s vision for the state. The latest Marquette Law School poll shows Mary Burke and Scott Walker tied at 46 percent, with Mary’s numbers clearly trending upwards as more people across Wisconsin learn about her “Invest for Success” plan. Mary Burke emerges from the state convention with all the momentum on her side.

The Wisconsin State Journal spoke to delegates over the weekend united over the weekend behind the cause of electing Mary Burke in November. Kathleen Marsh, 67, a retired teacher from Townsend, said of Burke, “I’m ready to go out and go work for her,” Marsh said.

Waldo Asp, 80, co-chairman of the Sawyer County Democratic Party, said Burke listens to the concerns of families in the northern part of the state, “I hear her saying the kinds of things we in northern Wisconsin say are important, responsible and balanced,” said Asp, who is particularly concerned about environmental protection and the state’s tourism industry. “She has listened to us and paid attention to what we’re asking her.”