October 23, 2008

Clean Wisconsin, Nurses PAC endorse Flashinski

Clean Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Nurses Political Action Committee both endorsed Democrat Linda Flashinski this week, in her race to unseat Robin Vos, R-Racine, as State Representative in the 63rd Assembly District.

The Wisconsin Nurses stated they “promote candidates for public office who have demonstrated responsible awareness of nurses’ needs and the health needs of Wisconsin citizens.” They “see first hand the detrimental effects of sky-rocketing healthcare costs” and “look forward to working with (Linda) to improve the health of our state.”

Clean Wisconsin joined other environmental groups in endorsing Flashinski, based on her “commitment to work toward state policies that will protect Wisconsin’s precious natural resources and public health while promoting the creation of green collar jobs.”

Previously, Flashinski was endorsed by: Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters (for her “strong support of conservation” and her “commitment to Wisconsin’s natural resources”), Sierra Club (for her “strong support for the environment” and her “proven track record in environmental issues”), Wisconsin Education Association, Racine Firefighters Local 321, Executive Board of the Retired Firefighters, Wisconsin Social Workers PAC of the National Association of Social Workers (“for sharing the concerns that affect human well-being”), Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Progressive Majority (for her “strong support of a multi-issue progressive agenda” and “the commitment (she) has demonstrated to (her) campaign”), Racine County Labor Council AFL-CIO, Racine Education Association, Kenosha Education Association, Racine Labor Coalition, AFSCME Local 67, CWA 4611, IBEW 430, Teamsters 43, AFSCME People, AFSCME County People Committee, AFSCME Local 67 A, AFSCME Sub Chapter 133, UAW Southeastern Wisconsin Area Cap Council, and UAW Wisconsin State Area Cap Council.

Linda states, “I am tremendously honored by these endorsements and feel they reflect a real need for change at the Assembly level in Wisconsin. From labor to education to health care professionals to municipal workers to environmentalists to citizens, these endorsements say that it is time for new directions that focus once again on the needs of people. It is time that we strengthen the economy, jobs, education, energy policy, the environment, small business, and quality of life issues for the citizens of our state.”

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