Appleton, WI – Former Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential delegate Tom Nelson, now a candidate for U.S. Senate, has received the coveted endorsement of Our Wisconsin Revolution (OWR), the Bernie-inspired grassroots group that is active in all corners of the Badger state.
Nelson, the Outagamie County executive who has won six times in a Trump county, has championed several policy positions and issues important to OWR, including Medicare for All, union rights and a Blue-Green New Deal to create jobs and tackle climate change.
“Our Wisconsin Revolution is proud to endorse Tom Nelson for the U.S. Senate. Tom fights tirelessly for working people and puts people before corporate profits. We know that just beating Ron Johnson is not enough, we need someone willing to challenge the billionaire class and corporate power. Tom can win back this Senate seat BECAUSE he’s true to a progressive vision, not in spite of this, as some other candidates might believe,” said Andre Walton, Our Wisconsin Revolution Executive Director.
“Serving alongside Bernie Sanders in the Senate and taking back the country from the Wall Street fat cats and corporate crooks who have closed our factories, busted our unions and betrayed our working class would be an honor, just as I am honored to have the endorsement of Our Wisconsin Revolution,” Nelson said. “OWR understands what I’ve seen with my own eyes- when we organize we win, and they lose.”
Nelson also has received the endorsements of Sunrise Wisconsin, former Wisconsin governor Tony Earl, numerous state and local officials, and local unions including United Steelworkers Local 2-144, Appleton Fire Fighters Local 257, Grand Chute Fire Department Local 3655, Green Bay Area Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 141, United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America Western Region, and the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association Local 599.