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Friday, June 05, 2015

 7:04 PM 

Shankland: 'Let's not wave the white flag'

Assembly Assistant Minority Leader Katrina Shankland of Stevens Point urged Dem activists to keep their hopes up, remain motivated, close ranks and to rally harder.

Shankland, filing in for Minority Leader Peter Barca, said Republicans are fighting for out-of-state billionaires, while Dems are in the trenches on behalf of every-day Wisconsinites, and it is no time to give up the fight.

"These are moments that define us," she said. "Let's not wave the white flag."

Shankland told activists some feel disenchanted because the people who have been elected to power don't believe in government and are trying to break it while persuading the public "it's not possible to fix it."

Dems, she said, have to inspire people by showing the party is on their side. That includes standing up for the rights of women while Republicans "turn painful personal medical decisions into talking points" and standing up for kids while Republicans "dismantle neighborhood schools" to scratch the backs of out-of-state donors.

In the face of that challenge, Shankland said she's often asked by those she meets if they should give up hope.

"There is no room in my heart for hopelessness," she said. "There is no greater risk than staying quiet."

-- By JR Ross


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