For Immediate Release
Monday, September 21, 2015
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders’ Statement on Gov. Walker Dropping Out of the Republican Primary for President
“This is a clear rebuke of the anti-worker platform on which Governor Walker based his entire presidential campaign."Washington, D.C. —
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement based on news reports indicating Gov. Scott Walker plans to drop out of the race for the republican presidential nomination:
“This is a clear rebuke of the anti-worker platform on which Governor Walker based his entire presidential campaign. At a time when Americans of both parties are frustrated with an unbalanced economy manipulated by CEOs and corporations – the very people who backed Governor Walker – it’s no surprise that nearly six in 10 Americans support labor unions and resoundingly reject his approach. Governor Walker found nearly zero support for his policies that would have tipped the scales even further against working families. Just one week after he tried to reboot his foundering campaign on the backs of working people, he has abandoned his bid for the presidency.
Combined with the recent defeat of right to work legislation in states across the country, the rejection of Governor Walker’s harmful, unjust economic policies should serve as a wake-up call to all politicians seeking to further their careers by silencing the voices of working people, and to those who would try to manipulate the U.S. Supreme Court to even further rig the rules for the wealthy. America’s voters are ready for better.”