Politics & Policy

DNC Helping Wis. Union Workers

From Politico:

Organizing for America, Obama’s 2008 grassroots campaign organization posted a statement on its website late Thursday, announcing it “is mobilizing on the ground in Wisconsin to defend the rights of public employees from an attempt by the governor to take away their right to organize.” …

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine and new DNC executive director Patrick Gaspard, a former union official and onetime White House political director, have been talking with Wisconsin labor leaders for several days, according to two labor officials.

OFA, now an arm of the DNC, has been providing help to man phone banks and working to find transportation for thousands of protesters in Madison.

In addition to assistance from the White House, the union workers will also get a boost today from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, who will make a public appearance with the protesters at noon today.

Wisconsin Tea Partiers are planning to hold a rally Saturday in support of Gov. Scott Walker.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...