February 22, 2017
Contact: Melanie Conklin 608.258.9800

MADISON – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) shared this statement:

“Today we lost a Wisconsin icon and a brilliant national champion of labor and progressive causes with the passing of our friend Ed Garvey. He laid down an admirable path to follow for all of us who believe in fighting for the underdog and staying involved in our democracy as informed and vocal citizens.

“Ed’s legacy as a sharp-witted, rabble-rousing spirit will long live on in the Fighting Bob Festival he founded to bring people together to revel, debate and take on the powers-that-be.

“My thoughts today are with Ed’s wife and his daughters.”

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