Special Update from Your Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Foxconn will be the recipient of the largest taxpayer giveaway to a foreign corporation in our nation’s history. Thanks to Scott Walker and Donald Trump’s election year scheming, taxpayers are estimated to spend $4.5 billion to bring Foxconn to Wisconsin, and even the most optimistic number-crunching doesn’t have us paying off the bill for another twenty-five years.
Monday, April 16th 6:00 – 8:00pm
Northcentral Technical College (Room CBI 110)
1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401
Monday, April 30 6:00 – 8:00pm
Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Wednesday, May 2 6:00 – 8:00pm
Menasha Public Library
440 1st St, Menasha, WI 54952
And it’s not just the price tag. Foxconn will cost us our environment and our natural resources as it destroys wetlands, pumps 7 million gallons of water out of Lake Michigan a day and pollutes our air.
Foxconn will also cost our roads and infrastructure — even with the second worst roads in the nation, $90 million will be taken away from already-underfunded local road projects to accommodate Foxconn.
Believe it or not, Foxconn will also cost our democracy. Scott Walker has given them a fast-pass through our court system and made it so that lawsuits involving Foxconn will more likely than not be heard by Walker’s corporation-friendly conservative majority on the Supreme Court.
The Foxconn deal was rushed through passage with little public comment despite the fact that we Wisconsin taxpayers will be footing the bill. You deserve to have your voice heard, too.
Democrats from the Legislature are hosting town halls across the state because they want to hear your feedback and answer your questions. We are highlighting this opportunity because we think this is a great opportunity for you to have your voice heard. If you are unable to make one of the three dates, WisconsinEye will be broadcasting them live on their website.