UPDATED CALL TO ACTION: Support Governor Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch in the Wisconsin Recall Election

UPDATED 5/15/12 at 4:21 PM

Illinois Tea Party
Wisconsin Recall, Coordinator
Danielle Rowe
847-773-7693
rowe@DanielleforIL.com

How to Help:  Big Push for June 5 Wisconsin Recall Election for Gov. Scott Walker

You do not need to wait until November to make an impact in an election that is critically important to the direction of our country.  What happens in the Wisconsin recall election on June 5 will affect every state in the nation, including Illinois.

The Illinois Tea Party fully supports Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and their brave reforms that have helped move Wisconsin in the right direction.  They grew Wisconsin’s economy, created tens of thousands of private sector jobs, lowered unemployment to 6.8%, fully funded their state pensions and balanced their budget WITHOUT raising taxes.

WI Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch speaks at the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party
WI Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch speaks at Chicago Tax Day Tea Party

“Under his (Walker’s) reforms, friends, our state and our local governments have saved over $848 million dollars and counting,” Rebecca Kleefisch said while speaking at this year’s Chicago Tax Day Tea Party in Daley Plaza.

“This recall election in Wisconsin is about big union power. It is about these big union bosses maintaining government control–of a government that may want to control you,” Kleefisch said.  “We are a harbinger, a canary in the coal mine. And we are sounding the alarm–that if the big unions can wrestle control back from We the People–then if it could happen in Wisconsin it could happen anywhere. So we could go backward–but we choose forward,” Kleefisch said.

“Forward” is the state motto of Wisconsin.  Unlike President Obama, who is using Forward as his campaign slogan, Walker and Kleefisch have moved Wisconsin’s economy forward, cut spending and balanced their budget.

Can we count on you?

Whether you want to go to Wisconsin or help from your own home, there are many ways you can help support Scott Walker during this critical recall election:

  • Make phone calls from home: You can make phone calls from home now through the primary election by signing up at myscottspot.org.
  • Make phone calls from the Racine Victory Center, 6211 Durand Ave. Racine, WI: Racine is a swing district, and it’s just across the border.  The Democrats are targeting Senator Van Wangggaard to hurt Scott Walker. If Wanggaard loses, Walker and the Republicans lose their majority in the Senate.   We will be making phone calls from the Victory Center now through the election.
  • Walk for Scott Walker THIS SATURDAY:  Volunteers are meeting at the Racine Victory Center from 9AM to 10AM this Saturday.  Lunch will be provided.  You can canvass from 9 or 10AM until 12:30PM, and/or 1:30PM until dark or when you finish with your packet of 40-60 homes.
  • Be a poll watcher on June 5:  Illinois residents are eligible to serve as poll watchers during the June 5 recall election.

Can you help?

If you can help, please contact our Wisconsin Recall Coordinator, Danielle Rowe, at 847-773-7693 or by email at rowe@danielleforil.com

 

VIEW AND DOWNLOAD UPDATED .pdf OF CALL TO ACTION HERE:

Illinois Tea Party Call to Action: Wisconsin Recall

 

For more information, please contact Danielle at 847-773-9673 or rowe@DanielleforIL.com

Rowe Revolution: Repeal the Democrats’ Tax Increase


Danielle Rowe is the one candidate in the race for State Representative in the 52nd District who can bring a revolution to the state of Illinois. A revolution for taxpayers. A revolution for small business owners. A revolution for people who work hard and play by the rules, only to fund a government that does not. “We need to repeal the dishonest, job-killing, tax increase passed by the Democrats last January.  My top priority is more jobs for our district. You do that by restoring a business climate that respects job creators, both those who have a small business and those who want to start a new business and bring jobs to our community,” Rowe said.

“At a minimum, the tax increase needs to sunset as the Democrats promised on passage. We need leaders in Springfield who will tell people the truth,” Rowe said. Illinois has lost 61,000 jobs since the passage of the tax increase according to the Illinois Policy Institute.

“I would repeal the 46% corporate tax increase currently in effect until 2015.  Our high corporate income tax rate is one of the reasons Illinois is uncompetitive with our neighbors when it comes to capitol formation and job creation. The high tax burden is one of the reasons Illinois was tied with New Jersey last year for greatest out-migration of any state,” Rowe said.

Here is the text of Danielle’s video on repealing the Chicago Democrats’ tax increase.

I’m Danielle Rowe, tea party conservative running for State Representative. We need a revolution in Illinois to repeal the Democrats’ tax increase.

This tax increase was supposed to put us back on sound fiscal ground and help grow our economy. If failed. Spending grew and bills went unpaid. More businesses left and unemployment went up.

Join the Rowe Revolution today and help me take our state back.

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Rowe Revolution: Public Sector Pension Reform

Danielle Rowe is the one candidate in the race for State Representative in the 52nd District who can bring a revolution to the state of Illinois. A revolution for taxpayers. A revolution for small business owners. A revolution for people who work hard and play by the rules, only to fund a government that does not.

Rowe was the first candidate to announce that if elected she would refuse to accept her pension.  Her opponents in the race eventually followed Danielle’s lead and announced they would not accept public pensions either.  Then Rowe announced her plans to introduce a bill to eliminate legislators’ pensions completely.  One of her opponents followed Danielle’s lead on that proposal.  But Danielle Rowe is the only candidate committed to following the successful public sector pension reform models in Wisconsin and Indiana.

David McSweeney told the Chicago Tribune Editorial board he opposes the reforms Governor Scott Walker and Governor Mitch Daniels have made to public sector employee collective bargaining in Wisconsin and Indiana, respectively.

“I support the bold policy reforms of Governors Scott Walker and Mitch Daniels,” Rowe said. “Scott Walker and Mitch Daniels have balanced their budgets, stopped runaway spending and borrowing and created tens of thousands of private sector jobs as a result of their improved business climate.  My opponents represent the status quo in Illinois and a continuation of the same old, failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place.”

Here is the text of Danielle’s web video on public sector pension reform:

I’m Danielle Rowe, tea party conservative running for State Representative. We need a Revolution in Illinois to reform public sector pensions.

Illinois needs to follow the examples of Wisconsin and Indiana. If elected, I will refuse my state pension. I will also introduce a bill that would abolish legislators’ pensions completely.

Join the Rowe Revolution today and together, we will take our state back.

 

Rowe Revolution: Stop Runaway Spending and Borrowing

Danielle Rowe is the one candidate in the race for State Representative in the 52nd District who can bring a revolution to the state of Illinois. A revolution for taxpayers. A revolution for small business owners. A revolution for people who work hard and play by the rules, only to fund a government that does not.

Here is the text of Danielle’s web video on reducing runaway spending and borrowing in Illinois:

This is Danielle Rowe, tea party conservative running for State Representative. We need a Revolution in Illinois to stop runaway state spending and borrowing.

Here’s an idea. Fiscal notes are price tags that estimate the cost of legislation. Of the 650 bills passed last year, only 10 had them. I will go to Springfield and fight to make sure every bill has one. You wouldn’t shop without looking at the price tag and neither should our government.

Join the Rowe Revolution today and let’s take our state back.

Governor Quinn, Look Up to Wisconsin

Danielle Rowe, tea party conservative Republican candidate for State Representative in the 52nd District, has a budget solution for Governor Quinn that has already proven to work – the Wisconsin Model. “Wisconsin had their ‘rendezvous with reality’ last year.  While the Chicago Democrats’ raised state taxes by 67%, Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch fought for revolutionary change and won,” Rowe said. “Wisconsin didn’t raise taxes. They cut spending, reformed & fully funded their public pension system, gave state employees more choice, more affordable healthcare and balanced their budget.  The model is right there, all Governor Quinn needs to do is look up to Wisconsin.”

Governor Quinn called for miniscule spending cuts during his budget address in Springfield – $163 million in proposed cuts in an effort to reduce a debt that exceeds $8 billion.  The Chicago Tribune points out, “There’s not enough money coming in while costs are rising.  The quick math: The state expects to take in about $700 million more during the financial year that starts July 1.  State worker pension costs alone will rise by more than $1 billion.”  But the economic reality our state is now facing due to years of Chicago Democrat rule is no different than the reality Wisconsin faced.

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefish is standing with Danielle Rowe because she can bring revolutionary change to Illinois

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Kleefish said, “Illinois’ problem used to be ours. Not enough money coming in, costs rising. Now, because of Governor Walker, Wisconsin looks forward.”

Lt. Governor Kleefisch is standing with Danielle Rowe because she is the only candidate in the 52nd District race who can bring revolutionary change to Illinois. Kleefisch had this to say about Danielle Rowe, “Gov. Scott Walker and I, along with Republicans in the State Legislature, turned things around in Wisconsin by translating conservative grassroots principles into public policy. As a result, we’ve grown jobs, fully funded our state pensions and balanced our state budget without raising taxes.  Danielle Rowe is exactly the type of conservative, grassroots leader Illinois needs in its General Assembly. My only fear is that Rowe will be so effective in Springfield she may drive Chicago Democrats north of the border to hide out in Wisconsin.”

“The voters in our district have a clear choice: I support the revolutionary change of Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Kleefisch and my opponents do not,” Rowe said. “My opponents represent a reality that continues the status quo in Illinois.  Now is the time for revolutionary change.”

Rowe said, “Governor Quinn and the political establishment in Illinois may just now be coming to terms with reality, but job creators, people who work hard and play by the rules and the nearly 10% of the population that are unemployed have been living it all along.  It’s very real to us.”

Danielle Rowe is the only candidate in the race who supports the public sector pension reforms of Governor Scott Walker

Lt. Governor of Wisconsin, Rebecca Kleefisch, Stands with Danielle Rowe

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is standing with conservative reformer Danielle Rowe because she is the only candidate in the 52nd District race who can bring revolutionary change to Illinois. Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch had this to say about Danielle Rowe, “Gov. Scott Walker and I, along with Republicans in the State Legislature, turned things around in Wisconsin by translating conservative grassroots principles into public policy. As a result, we’ve grown jobs, fully funded our state pensions and balanced our state budget without raising taxes.  Danielle Rowe is exactly the type of conservative, grassroots leader Illinois needs in its General Assembly. I believe Rowe will do what she says when it comes to standing for pro-growth economic policies that respect the small business owner/operator and standing against the profligate tax-borrow-spend culture in Springfield that has decimated Illinois’  economy. My only fear is that Rowe will be so effective in Springfield she may drive Chicago Democrats north of the border to hide out in Wisconsin.”

“I am honored to have such a prominent conservative woman standing with me in my campaign. She is a fighter and I am a fighter,” Rowe said.  “We don’t accept the status quo and we challenge the false premises and bad policies that have led to economic devastation in our states.  We need revolutionary reforms like those in Wisconsin to turn our state around.”

“The voters in our district have a clear choice: I support the reforms of Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Kleefisch and my opponents do not,” Rowe said. “I support the revolutionary change Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Kleefisch have delivered in Wisconsin. Walker & Kleefisch inherited a $3.6 billion budget deficit and they stopped runaway spending and borrowing, balanced the budget in one year without raising taxes and created tens of thousands of private sector jobs as a result of their improved business climate.  My opponents represent the status quo in Illinois and a continuation of the same old, failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place.”

Putting her grassroots conservative principles into policy action is what led to Danielle Rowe’s endorsement by the Illinois Tea Party.  Rowe is the first woman and first State Representative candidate ever endorsed by the statewide tea party organization.  Rowe’s campaign has also been highlighted by American Grizzlies United and Organizing 4 Palin.  Danielle is the only state representative candidate in the entire country to have earned that distinction from the Sarah Palin supporting grassroots organization.

Rowe went to Wisconsin and stood with Republican Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch when they were fighting for revolutionary change in early 2011.  Rowe returned to Wisconsin last summer to help coordinate the State Senate recall campaigns against Democrat legislators who fled to Illinois instead of doing their jobs and voting up or down on real reforms.

Rick Santelli’s Rant Anniversary: Join us Tonight!

Today, Sunday, February 19 is the three year anniversary of Rick Santelli’s rant from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.  Santelli’s rant sparked the modern day tea party movement and gave voice to millions of freedom loving Americans across the country.  Santelli asked the famous question, “President Obama, are you listening ?!?”  At the time, the answer to that question was no.  Three years later, the answer to that question is still no.

Eight days after Santelli’s rant, on February 27, 2009, the first Tea Party was held in Chicago.  At the time, nobody knew if even 20 people were going to show up.  After all, Chicago is well over 80% Democratic and voted for Barack Obama for President.  As it turns out, hundreds of people braved below freezing temperatures to attend that first tea party.  Three months after Barack Obama held his victory party in Grant Park, hundreds of Americans were holding a tea party just down the street.

We’re celebrating the anniversary by having an open-mic night. Everyone who attends our event can have 1 minute to rant about whatever is important to you.


Please join us at our “We the People” fundraiser to support Danielle Rowe, Republican candidate for State Representative, 52nd District from 6:00PM to 9:00PM on Sunday, February 19 at Sideouts, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake, IL.  Tickets are only $20 per person and include a nacho, cheese and chili bar, a dessert bar, soft drinks, and 1 drink ticket for a beer or glass of wine.  We will have big screen TVs, Wii bowling, door prizes and more.  It will be fun, engaging and interactive, just like Danielle’s campaign.

Danielle Rowe is closer than ever to fighting for us in the General Assembly. You can play a huge role in bringing new, conservative leadership in Springfield.  Your support will help us grow Danielle’s campaign and continue to contact voters by phone, mail, online and in person.

We need to help Danielle get to Springfield to get Illinois moving in the right direction - Rowe’s Roadmap for Economic Revitalization in Illinois includes:

  • Repeal the Democrats’ Tax Increase
  • Reform Public Sector Pensions
  • Reduce Runaway State Spending and Borrowing
  • Restore a Business Climate that Respects Entrepeneurs and Creates Jobs
Please RSVP here.  This will let us know you are coming and you’ll receive a confirmation and an email reminder about the event.  You can pay at the door by cash or check or you can buy your tickets online by making a donation at: https://www.danielleforil.com/donation/
If you are unable to attend the event, you can always help by volunteering for the campaign. Click here for more information and to volunteer.
Paid for by Citizens for Danielle Rowe.  A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website (www.elections.state.il.us) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.

 

 

Rowe Revolution: Fighting for Taxpayers on Public Pension Reform

Danielle Rowe is the one candidate in the race for State Representative in the 52nd District who can bring a revolution to the state of Illinois.  A revolution for taxpayers.  A revolution for small business owners.  A revolution for people who work hard and play by the rules, only to fund a government that does not.  Danielle, the tea party endorsed conservative, Republican Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 52nd district, held her first teletownhall of the campaign last night.  Over 1300 constituents in her district connected to the teletownhall to discuss the need to reform our unsustainable public sector pension system.   When asked this question during the call: “What’s required to improve conditions in Illinois, simple reforms or do we need revolutionary change in state government?”, 75% of the respondents voted for “revolutionary change”.

Rowe was the first candidate to announce that if elected she would refuse to accept her pension.  Her opponents in the race eventually followed Danielle’s lead and announced they would not accept public pensions either.  Then Rowe announced her plans to introduce a bill to eliminate legislators’ pensions completely.  One of her opponents followed Danielle’s lead on that proposal.  But Danielle Rowe is the only candidate committed to following the successful public sector pension reform models in Wisconsin and Indiana.

Danielle Teletownhall

Danielle Rowe taking questions during her first teletownhall

David McSweeney told the Chicago Tribune Editorial board he opposes the reforms Governor Scott Walker and Governor Mitch Daniels have made to public sector employee collective bargaining in Wisconsin and Indiana, respectively.

“I support the bold policy reforms of Governors Scott Walker and Mitch Daniels,” Rowe said. “Scott Walker and Mitch Daniels have balanced their budgets, stopped runaway spending and borrowing and created tens of thousands of private sector jobs as a result of their improved business climate.  My opponents represent the status quo in Illinois and a continuation of the same old, failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place.”

Rowe said, “We have a responsibility to keep the promises we made to state employees, but we also have a responsibility to the taxpayers of this state to spend their money wisely.  I fully support giving state workers a choice in deciding whether they should belong to a public sector union or not, as they do in Indiana.  I also support taking control over their retirement away from politicians and putting control over their own retirement in their hands”

Rowe continues, “Supporting a more limited version of pension reform, but falling short of committing to the types of significant changes needed to change the system, puts my opponents closer to the Pat Quinn model of leadership than to the Scott Walker and Mitch Daniels model of leadership.  We can’t just talk about change and propose committees, task forces and blue ribbon commissions to make recommendations, we need to make change happen and we need to do it now. It’s time to send courageous leaders to Springfield who are not afraid to take on the political establishment and fight for real policy changes that make a difference in people’s lives.”

Paid for by Citizens for Danielle Rowe. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available
on the Boards official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.