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State Assembly Candidate, 29th Assembly District

———-The McCabe Moment————

Wisconsin could change everything.

We might be living in the state where the pivot happens.

The pivot heard round the world.

Wisconsinites know about the midterm elections. They know the governor’s seat is up for grabs.
They know about Walker.
They’ve heard that there are a bunch of candidates trying to beat him.

Slowly and methodically, all across the state, one name keeps coming up.

Mike McCabe

That’s how politics should be. Slow and methodical, word of mouth. Conversation to conversation. It should come in as a trickle. At the coffee shop, at the hardware store, in the village park.

’Have you heard about Mike McCabe? He was just here. He doesn’t seem like the usual slick talkin’ party guy. He’s doing it with all sorts of regular folks helping. He’s not spending tons of money, he’s just listening, and it seems like he’s got a plan’

Our country is spiraling down a vortex of greed and hubris. We are handing over our noble experiment of equality and opportunity to the super wealthy. The rest of the world, including many of our long standing allies are pulling away from us.

Soon there will be no turning back.

Each week that passes finds America more isolated in the world, and our congressional representatives and Supreme Court have proven unable or unwilling to slow this trend.

As is true with all successful movements, change comes from below.
It comes from the people. The towns, and counties and the states will have to hold Washington accountable.
The state’s will have to:

-protect their own resources
-ensure their own internet freedom
-enact laws to fight rampant corruption
-bolster their own public education

It must come from below, or it won’t come at all.

Wisconsin has a chance to lead.
Wisconsin has a chance to throw a wrench into the works.
We have a chance to toss a brick through the window of the elite profiteers who have purchased our government, degraded our wilderness and commoditized our lives.

Imagine for a moment a Governor who doesn’t instantly retreat to the corner of their political party. Imagine a Governor able to speak freely about the scandalous corruption that controls our state and country. Imagine one of the fifty American governors reminding the other 49 how our country was supposed to function.

For the people, by the people.

Imagine if that Governor was Wisconsin’s Governor.

I’ve met and deeply admire several of the other candidates running for Governor. I know that each of them would be a welcome change to the current donor controlled, spineless puppet we now have.

However; behind closed doors, those who actually control Wisconsin:
-Dairy Business Association
-Americans for Prosperity
-Realtors Association
-The Ueihleins, Hendricks, Menards etc

Are exponentially more afraid of one gubernatorial candidate above all others.

We must embrace the McCabe moment, while we still have a chance. We must realize how incredibly fortunate we are to have this choice.

If we the people are able to wrest control of our state from the hands of the wealthy influencers, back to where it belongs… the moment could last…. and the movement could spread. All across the country.

We could return to how it was supposed to be. Regular people calmly and wisely speaking for their friends and neighbors. Citizen representatives,
untethered from constant fundraising and return favors.

Imagine the movement spreading. Imagine the toning down of the spectacle and grandiose madness of politics. Imagine wisdom and calmness taking hold.

It can happen , and it could start in Wisconsin.

Mike McCabe has dedicated his life to telling you the truth, to clean and transparent governance, and to real public service. Mike is an incredibly kind spirit, an energetic warrior, who has a serious and stoic grasp of the problems we face, and offers clear, concise, feasible solutions.

But the McCabe Moment is really not about him.

The McCabe Moment is about harnessing the spirit of those who came before us. It’s about upholding the tradition of those who fought against the massive wealthy interests who will always seek to control citizen’s lives. It’s about seeking out and supporting, and maybe even becoming a politician who is ONLY concerned with what’s best for their constituents. Representatives who serve the people with a sense of pride and honor.

This might be our last chance. The mechanisms and might of our corrupt government are tightening the clamps on us. They’re in the business of suppressing our votes and monitoring our every move.

As I give my full support and humble endorsement to the Mike McCabe Moment, I urge you to do the same.

It could change everything.


Former candidate for governor

I proudly endorse Mike McCabe for Governor of Wisconsin. I have respected Mr. McCabe’s campaign throughout, and after months of many debates and various events across the state, I believe that of all the candidates currently in the race, Mike McCabe is clearly the most representative of the state of Wisconsin. I feel strongly that Mr. McCabe will protect Wisconsin’s environment, as he has clearly shown greater insight into our ecosystem and sustainability than the other candidates. I am endorsing Mr. McCabe because he will never tolerate cronyism. As Governor, I have no doubt that Mr. McCabe will selflessly and honorably serve the people of Wisconsin, leading us to new heights of prosperity in many ways.

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  • Ceci Madruga
    endorsed 2018-08-13 19:54:02 -0500
    I believe in what Mike McCabe stands for, and for his unique and caring stand for Wisconsin’s environment.
  • Lee Stedman
    endorsed 2018-08-12 12:21:59 -0500
    It takes a lot for those representing the youth voice in Wisconsin to truly find candidates they believe in. There’s so much overwhelming despair in the multitude of environmental, social, political, and economic issues plaguing our current society that directly relates to a corrupt and outdated governing system that does not work under its current principles.

    Mike McCabe is the only candidate that is truly stepping forward with the belief and the virtues of a leader that isn’t a politician, but rather a human, an activist and a member of the community that believes in the ability to reshape our current structure and lead us towards a better future. It’s not about the power or the money or the credentials, but rather the solidarity and the strong upholding of principles that tie McCabe’s campaign together and make it so incredibly crucial to support.

    With that being said, I would and will gladly endorse Mike McCabe at any given point. We need someone in office who will continue to work with us, and maintain those relationships, even when they take over the title of Governor. Mike’s our best shot at beginning a true revolution within Wisconsin’s state government. Vote for Mike McCabe ; create a future that we can actually sustain and find hope in again.
  • Nicholas Kierecki
    endorsed 2018-08-10 14:17:45 -0500
  • Vicki Brostrom
    endorsed 2018-08-09 11:27:29 -0500
  • Patrick Downing
    endorsed 2018-08-06 11:50:35 -0500
  • Katherine Schlender-Adams
    endorsed 2018-08-05 05:38:45 -0500
    Mike McCabe believes in serving the people, and making accountability in government the standard again.
  • McCabe Dane county events
    endorsed 2018-08-02 07:14:34 -0500
    Mike McCabe is the real deal.
  • Leslie Schroeder
    endorsed 2018-08-01 21:20:32 -0500
  • Colleen Devaney
    endorsed 2018-07-30 12:24:37 -0500
    Mike is woke.
  • Robert Havens
    endorsed 2018-07-29 14:43:50 -0500
  • Dennis Noonan
    endorsed 2018-07-29 06:55:01 -0500
    Mike will bring to Wisconsin the change we all hope for. Make us proud again Mike!
  • John Gosling
    endorsed 2018-07-28 09:01:26 -0500
    He HAS the ideas we need! Please join me in supporting Mike!
  • Judy Patenaude
    endorsed 2018-07-28 08:12:04 -0500
    Mike is an honest, dedicated, people-person. He is passionate in his desire to serve the people of WI. A QUALITY HUMAN BEINGSOMEONE WI Political Activists and Aspirants have not seen in too-long a time. MIKE McCABE IS THE REAL THING!
  • Susan Michetti
    endorsed 2018-07-27 17:05:03 -0500
  • Stephen Matson
    endorsed 2018-07-26 11:09:04 -0500
  • Melodie Betts
    endorsed 2018-07-25 08:52:34 -0500
  • Carl Eisenberg
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-23 15:10:15 -0500
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  • Carl Eisenberg
    endorsed 2018-07-23 15:07:27 -0500
  • Kathleen Slamka
    endorsed 2018-07-21 22:20:39 -0500
    Mike is the real deal!
  • Greg Banks
    endorsed 2018-07-21 10:24:36 -0500
    great to see his support at the Foxconn groundbreaking protest
  • Dena Lieberman
    endorsed 2018-07-19 15:50:06 -0500
  • Charlotte Stein Sigman
    endorsed 2018-07-19 00:42:38 -0500
  • Peggy Lemahieu
    endorsed 2018-07-18 22:29:51 -0500
  • Nancy Graham
    endorsed 2018-07-16 18:04:44 -0500
    I have known of Mike’s founding of and working at the WI Democracy Campaign, for many years. He also came to Appleton over the years to speak of cleaning up WI politics. I read his book Blue Jean Nation. He is extremely knowledgeable about WI politics and knows that a healthy democracy needs to get big money out of politics.

    Mike understands the needs of the people of WI and will work for the good of everyone in the state. He is a dynamic candidate who can beat Walker.

    We need Mike McCabe. Endorse Mike McCabe.
  • Barbara Feeney
    endorsed 2018-07-14 18:01:16 -0500
  • Mike Schram
    endorsed 2018-07-13 17:31:23 -0500
  • Mike Schram
    endorsed 2018-07-13 17:31:22 -0500
  • Bert Zipperer
    endorsed 2018-07-10 22:31:18 -0500
    Mike McCabe is standing up for all of us, for principles we hold dear, for justice and democracy and more — and we need to stand with Mike McCabe!
  • Sheila Plotkin
    endorsed 2018-07-10 15:36:43 -0500
    Divide and conquer is as old as humankind, used by those in power to secure themselves against a united uprising.

    In WI, rural people without broadband and whose roads are crumbling have been persuaded that all of their tax money goes to prop up urban people. Private sector workers have been persuaded that they are paying for public sector employees’ benefits to their own detriment. People longing for good paying jobs are persuaded that one of the obstacles they face is the environmental movement. Republican voters have been persuaded that Democrats look down on them, believing that they’re stupid or racist or both. Democrats have been persuaded that those characterizations are probably true. Progressive grassroots groups have been persuaded that the state Democratic party is their enemy while those who supported Bernie Sanders continue to rail against those who supported Hillary Clinton. Divide and conquer is a universal tool.

    I have been looking for a gubernatorial candidate with a different approach, one that unites and empowers. For much of my lifetime, the nature of our politics has been that money controls the message; that donors control the money; that candidates who accept the money are controlled by the donors; and that the people are useful only insofar as they accept the status quo. I want a candidate with a different view.

    I have found my candidate in Mike McCabe. For 15 years, he “followed the money” as Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. He left that job to write his book, “Blue Jeans in High Places: The Coming Makeover of American Politics” and thereafter founded the grassroots group Blue Jean Nation. I’ve known Mike for a few years. He is one of my heroes. At great personal risk, he acted on his strong belief that one person can make a difference. That is the essence of democracy, and he has lived it.

    Mike has traveled more than 80,000 miles in Wisconsin, speaking to groups of both parties, to rural and urban folks, to liberals and conservatives, to job-seekers and environmentalists. He told me recently that he’s often wished he could take a rural county citizen to an urban group and vice-versa. They have much more in common than they know. And, they have a common enemy – the rich and powerful who want to keep them apart.

    Mike McCabe has a big ask: turn the left-right continuum 90 and take a close look at who is on top and who is on the bottom. That is where our unity lies, and Mike McCabe will help us get there. Principle over Party is Mike’s campaign in a soundbite. I think it’s well past time to elect a governor whose principles rise above partisan purity. I’ll paraphrase one of my favorite Mike quotes: We don’t expect purity anywhere else in our lives, but we demand doctrinal purity from our political candidates. That is the last place we should be looking for it.
  • Michael Braunshausen
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-07 19:43:32 -0500
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Mike McCabe is the People's Candidate for Governor of Wisconsin