wisconn valley shirt
Press Release
October 9, 2017

‘Wisconn Valley’ T-Shirts Promoting Gov. Scott Walker Foxconn Deal Foreign-Made

Wisconsin Taxpayers on the Hook for Over $3 Billion and All We Get Is This Lousy T-Shirt … Made in Nicaragua

MADISON, Wis. — Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn, in line for nearly $4 billion in subsidies from state and local taxpayers in Wisconsin, was hawking “spirit wear” at an informational booth they sponsored on the campus of the private Marquette University today.

Among the items was a t-shirt emblazoned “Wisconn Valley” a phrase coined by Gov. Scott Walker in his efforts to promote the largest giveaway from a state to a foreign based corporation. A closer inspection of the garment promoting the deal costing Wisconsinites billions reveals it was made in Nicaragua. (Pictures below)

The following are the statements of One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross:

“Wisconsin taxpayers are on the hook for billions of dollars as part of the largest state subsidy for a foreign corporation in history and the most notable product from the deal we’ve seen so far are t-shirts, made in Nicaragua.

“There are lots of reasons this is a bad deal made by Gov. Walker and approved by the Republican-controlled state legislature. For example, the deal fails to guarantee that our Wisconsin tax dollars will only go to support Wisconsin jobs.

“It seems that same failure extends to swag promoting the deal too.”

# # #

One Wisconsin Now is a statewide communications network specializing in effective earned media and online organizing to advance progressive leadership and values.

wooden school desk with apple
Press Release

Republican Bill Would Put Guns in Wisconsin Schools

Wisconsin Republicans are introducing a second bill aimed at putting guns into K-12 schools in the state, the latest version aimed at private schools.
One Wisconsin Logo
One Wisconsin Now
02/19/2018
question mark
Press Release

What Did Michael Screnock Promise the NRA?

We deserve to know today what promises state Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock made to the NRA to get the gun lobby’s endorsement.
One Wisconsin Logo
One Wisconsin Now
02/19/2018
jeremy thiesfeldt gun tweet
Press Release

Republican Shares Article Romanticizing Guns in Schools

Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt took to social media to share an article from a right-wing website romanticizing the presence of guns in schools years ago.
One Wisconsin Logo
One Wisconsin Now
02/16/2018
impeach donald trump facebook
Press Release

Trump Nominee to Court Seat Fails to Disclose Shocking Comments

The writings of Donald Trump’s nominee, Gordon Giampietro, reveal he holds views that disqualify him from a lifetime appointment to the federal court.
One Wisconsin Logo
One Wisconsin Institute
02/16/2018
wisconsin state capitol nra
Press Release

NRA Campaign Cash and Endorsements Put Wisconsin on Lockdown

Millions of dollars in campaign spending and political endorsements by the NRA have bought the pro-gun lobby access to top state Republicans.
One Wisconsin Logo
One Wisconsin Now
02/15/2018
why courts matter usa map
Press Release

Red Flags, Blue Slips Should Sink Nomination of Michael Brennan

The Senate Judiciary today set aside common decency and its own traditions and rules in voting to approve Donald Trump’s nomination of Michael Brennan.
One Wisconsin Logo
One Wisconsin Institute
02/15/2018
money with heart pin
Press Release

Big Corporate Special Interest Shows Michael Screnock the Love

The latest information on advertising reveals special interests are showing state Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock the love on Valentine’s Day.
One Wisconsin Logo
One Wisconsin Now
02/14/2018
why courts matter graphic
Press Release

Get Schooled About Red Flags on Nomination of Mike Brennan

UW-Madison student Louise schools the nation on one of the reasons why Mike Brennan ought not be given a lifetime appointment to the federal courts.
One Wisconsin Logo
One Wisconsin Institute
02/14/2018