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Let's #OccupyWalker


Scott Walker and Wall Street share a common agenda: destroy the middle class while protecting the interests of big corporations and the rich.

But we're fighting back.

On Monday November 14, One Wisconsin Now will launch #OccupyWalker -- an online movement to publicize the disastrous policies of the pro-corporate, anti-middle class Scott Walker administration.

#OccupyWalker will flood social networks with the truth about every aspect of Scott Walker's disastrous agenda, with the scores of facts uncovered by the One Wisconsin Now reseach team and the individual stories of working Wisconsin families personally harmed by Walker's anti-middle class schemes.

It's been over two years since Scott Walker stepped into the spotlight and started laying out his Koch-funded, pro-corporate agenda. The list of Walker's failures seems endliess: from his early failure to report information on $500,000 worth of his top campaign contributors, to spending 20 minutes on the phone with who he thought was billionaire David Koch talking about stripping away the rights of 175,000 Wisconsin workers, to his most recent decision to cut 65,000 of our state's most vulnerable residents - including 29,000 children -- off health care.

Then there's this latest piece we just uncovered. In 2006 during first run for governor, Walker made some pretty bold campaign promises, including this one:

"Scott Walker will not accept any campaign contributions (from any source) from the time he takes office (January 3, 2007) until the state budget is signed into law. (100 Day Agenda)" [Link to source]

Now consider this: from the time Scott Walker took office on January 3, 2011 to the time the budget was signed on June 26, 2011, Walker received $2,174,501.39 in campaign money. That would be a $2 million broken promise to the people of Wisconsin. This is all not to mention the latest campaign finance scheme, where a GOP donor nefariously filed recall petition, allowing Walker to begin raising unlimited campaign money.

So, as a service to the people of Wisconsin, #OccupyWalker will take to Twitter @ every single hour for one week to remind the people Wisconsin of a past indiscretion of Walker and his GOP allies in the legislature.

Many more days of action are planned. Stay tuned at and