MILWAUKEE — On Wednesday, Sept. 22 at noon, two billboards highlighting Sen. Ron Johnson’s failure to support Wisconsin families will go up in Milwaukee and Oshkosh.
On Thursday, Sept. 23 at 5pm outside of Sen. Ron Johnson’s office (517 E. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202), education advocates and public school students and families will join leaders from local labor and progressive groups to outline how Senator Ron Johnson’s battle against national infrastructure spending hurts Wisconsin schools. Leaders will meet outside his Milwaukee office with report cards evaluating Sen. Johnson’s refusal to invest in Wisconsin’s kids. A mobile billboard matching the Milwaukee and Oshkosh billboards will be on site.
Sen. Johnson refuses to back the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill that would provide widespread educational support, including universal pre-K, tuition free community college, childcare for working families and school improvements to ensure an accessible and safe learning environment. In March, Johnson blocked $170 billion in much-needed funding to students and public schools, and $1400 checks for Wisconsin families.
“The Build Back Better agenda would help transform the lives of Milwaukee Public Schools students, teachers and families, and we have the opportunity to get it passed” said Jake Spence, WI Working Families Party Organizing Director. “But Senator Johnson is standing in the way, and we’re going to make sure everyone knows. Our kids deserve leaders who will fight for their future, not threaten to destroy it.”