Climate activists are parading a Ron Johnson 'scatue' around Milwaukee: report
United States Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) is trailing in the polls ahead of the November midterm elections to Wisconsin's Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes. With just forty days to go, a group of climate activists has obtained a statue made of feces in Johnson's honor that they are showcasing around the Badger State metropolis
According to The Huffington Post, "activists with the progressive groups NextGen PAC and MoveOn hosted events around the city with a six-foot-tall, 80-pound 'scatue' of Johnson made out of dried cow manure. The kaka creation silently stood with activists in solidarity as they protested Johnson’s belief that climate change is 'bullsh*t,' a claim he made last year."
Johnson, who denies that burning fossil fuels is triggering ecological disruptions around the world, said last year that “I don’t know about you guys, but I think climate change is ― as Lord [Christopher] Monckton said ― bullsh*t,” incorrectly adding that “there are more and more scientists” who are “just laying this to waste.”
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Per HuffPost, "Thursday’s tour of the sh*t statue, which was created by 'a manure artist' from Colorado, is part of a broader effort by progressive activists to unseat Johnson. During their stop at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the groups collected students’ pledges to vote and urged them to show up for Johnson’s Democratic challenger," who happens to be in charge of incumbent Democratic Governor Tony Evers' climate change task force.
“Young people are fired up because they understand the urgency of the climate crisis and are hungry for change,” Sonja Chojnacki, the Wisconsin state director of NextGen PAC, told HuffPost. “We are ready to roll up our sleeves and get people to the polls. Ron Johnson must go!”
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