December 15, 2020

Retirees to Sen. Johnson: Focus on Wisconsin’s Needs, Not Conspiracy Theories

Statement of Gary Mitchell, President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the decision of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson to convene a hearing on Wednesday, December 16 about “Irregularities in the 2020 Election”:

“Senator Johnson needs to get his priorities in order and do his job for the people of Wisconsin.

“We are still in the middle of a pandemic that has killed thousands of people in Wisconsin, 92% of whom were 60 and older. People are suffering, small businesses are struggling and thousands are unemployed.

“Instead of working for us, Senator Johnson is spending his time and our tax dollars promoting baseless conspiracy theories and now holding a hearing in Washington, DC on non-existent voter fraud.

“He and every other senator know that the Electoral College voted this week and Joe Biden is our President-elect. Senator Johnson is fully aware that the election ballots in Wisconsin and all other states and the District of Columbia have been counted, in some cases re-counted, and certified. The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed that there was no widespread voter fraud.

“Unfortunately this is the kind of stunt we’ve come to expect from Senator Johnson. He also held a hearing on unproven COVID-19 cures, allowed vaccine critics to testify, and questioned scientifically proven prevention measures like wearing masks and social distancing. This is dangerous and disappointing. The people of Wisconsin, especially our seniors, deserve better.”

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Contact: Alex Brower, wiaraexecdir@gmail.com

7 thoughts on “Retirees to Sen. Johnson: Focus on Wisconsin’s Needs, Not Conspiracy Theories”

  1. Just heard from Sen. Baldwin, responding to my request. Yes, she does support the Protecting the Right to Organize. She certainly does. Sen. Baldwin joined Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) in introducing the Protecting the Right to Organize (S.420) on Feb. 21, 2021. S.420 would roll back the so-called Right to Work law.
    John DeRosier
    Eau Claire, 54701

  2. Pres. Biden established a task force aimed at empowering workers a task force that will allow workers to organize & bargain with their employers. Vice President Kamala Harris will chair the task force. Marty Walsh, Secretary of Labor, will be the vice-chair of the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing & empowerment. I’m glad I voted for Biden & Harris.
    John DeRosier
    Eau Claire, WI 54701

  3. My thanks to the Superior (WI) Telegram, April 30, for the following: A labor rally supporting the PRO Act has planned for May 1, at the corner of Tower & Belknap. The event was organized by the Twin Ports Democratic Socialists of America, & endorsed by the Superior Federation of Labor & the Duluth Central Labor Body. The PRO Act protects workers who are trying to bring in a union. It expands employees’ rights to organize & bargain collectively. If an agreement can’t be reached, arbitration will be required. Superior’s Mayor, Jim Paine, supports the PRO Act. Sen. Johnson opposes the PRO Act.
    John DeRosier
    Eau Claire, WI 54701

    1. My sincere thanks & appreciation to Sen. Baldwin for supporting our issues. The Alliance for Retired Americans supports the following: Baldwin supported us on all of the following.
      1.Paid Family & Medical Leave. 2. Eliminate Paid Leave. 3. Health Tax Repeal. 4. Walker Confirmation. 5.Stop Health Care Repeal. 6. Stop Deficient Health Bill. 7.Stop Deficient Health Protections. 8. Barrett Confirmation. 9. Benefits Garnishments. 10. Eliminate ALS Waiting Period.
      Sen. Baldwin stood with us on all of our issues. Sen. Johnson did not.
      John DeRosier
      Eau Claire WI 54701

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