Wake up calls

Gov. Scott Walker beat back efforts to recall him in Wisconsin, while the Wisconsin Senate meanwhile may have lost its Republican majority.  Here’s a column about the big bucks that Gov. Scott Walker collected to retain his seat.

This lengthy article in the New York Times says the Wisconsin recall election will foretell the results of the presidential election in November.


I think that’s too much of a stretch, but I would agree that the influence of  corporate money — big business is spending 10 times more than working families in political campaign — is an eye-opener. That’s the real wakeup call here. Here’s a good summary about the impact of the Citizens United case on political campaigns.

Keep in mind that NYSUT does not use any dues money in its support of candidates. That is done through voluntary, contributions to the union’s VOTE-COPE campaign.

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