It’s about voting rights, too.
John Nichols ties the Koch brothers to our latest round of voter suppression laws intended to keep people from the polls in Wisconsin.
Walker and Koch vs. Voting by John Nichols
…For the Koch brothers and their kind, less democracy is better. They spend millions to help elect the likes of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who famously took a call from someone he thought was David Koch during last winter’s wrangle over labor rights. And ALEC has made it clear, through its ambitious Public Safety and Elections Task Force, that while it wants to dismantle any barriers to corporate cash and billionaire bucks influencing elections, it wants very much to erect barriers to the primary tool that ordinary Americans have to influence the politics and the government of the nation: voting.
That crude calculus, usually cloaked in back-room deal-making, came into full view in 2011….
From municipal clerks and poll workers to the elderly, poor and minorities, people all across this state are waking up to the assault Walker has pushed forward against their rights.
And they are standing up by the hundreds of thousands to fight back by signing a recall petition and asking their friends and neighbors to do so as well. Help out with the fight by visiting www.wisdems.org and signing up to volunteer or making a financial contribution.