PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
1/6/2011 

WMC misleads the public on the truth about Walker's special session bill

MADISON, Wis. - The special interest group Wisconsin Manufacturer's and Commerce (WMC) is again attempting to mislead the public.

WMC is playing fast and loose with the truth, using inflammatory language to protect big corporations and not the families of Wisconsin.

"Gov. Walker wants to open Wisconsin for business, when in reality he has declared 'open season' on Wisconsin citizens," said Mike End, President of the Wisconsin Association for Justice. "This is bad news for Wisconsin citizens."

The special session bill protects drunk drivers, protects negligence and abuse in nursing homes and protects Chinese manufacturers of dangerous products. 

"That's really what this legislation does," End said. "It is a 'corporate bailout' plan that puts corporate profits and interests over people's safety. It makes it harder to hold negligent corporations accountable."

His plan hurts senior citizens, takes away rights of families and endangers workers and farmers. It should really be called the "Irresponsible and Unaccountability Act."

The bill also draws a curtain of secrecy on bad conduct by limiting access to public records that have always been accessible in the past. 

For too long, corporations have dominated the political process. The hard reality is when big corporations set the rules the benefits go to them - not the people.

With this bill, Gov. Walker has chosen to side with big corporations, not Wisconsin citizens.

To view the bill, click here.

The Wisconsin Association for Justice stands with consumers to promote a fair and effective justice system for every citizen, not just the privileged and wealthy.

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