As Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker makes his first appearances in Iowa after making comments at CPAC comparing union members protesting his policies to ISIS, Iowa workers are speaking up and demanding an apology.  While Scott Walker fundraises in Dubuque, workers will speak out to demand an apology for Walker's unpatriotic remarks at a press conference in front of the Hotel Julien, at 6 pm on Saturday March 7.

Gov. Walker owes the workers of Wisconsin, Iowa and the entire United States an apology.  We are not ISIS. The hundreds of thousands of students, workers, veterans, grandmothers, aunts and uncles and children who came to Madison to stand together for worker rights are not terrorists. It is offensive to compare firefighters, police, nurses, teachers and construction workers with murderous terrorists.

To compare hard-working men and women who work for a living to terrorists is a disgrace. Coming together to peacefully protest for union rights and a better Wisconsin is not an act of terror. Iowans are offended by a candidate who would run for president by denigrating the working people in his home state. The working people who serve our country overseas and who make our country work are the real patriots and deserve better from a man who wants to be Commander in Chief.

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