Progressives have a clear vision for a better future: by coming together to rewrite the rules and making the wealthiest few pay their fair share, we can ensure that everyone — Black, white and brown, native and newcomer — can earn a good living and have a good life; we can resource our schools so that every child can pursue their dreams; and we can provide families with the care we all need to get and stay well. But too often, progressives focus on merely mitigating the harms the wealthy few have created, putting our progressive vision out of sight — making it feel out of reach.
To succeed in this moment, we must combat the cynicism and (understandable) despair that undermines desire for sustained participation from our progressive base. We must cut through the sense of inevitability our opposition has built that the way things are now reflects how they will always be.
The truth is that all of our futures are intertwined, and will be shaped by the changes we demand, the courage we display, and how we stand with and for each other. The truth is that in Wisconsin, we are all in this together. And these are the candidates who can help build the future we believe in.