A better “Clean Sweep” for Wisconsin

Rather than former state senator and hard-right-wing religious zealot Tom Reynolds’ Clean Sweep Wisconsin PAC, may I offer Operation Clean Sweep, a joint effort American Red Cross and Salvation Army. Rather than backing candidates who don’t believe in habeus corpus or ensuring that we do in fact become a theocracy, according to WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Operation Clean Sweep seeks to “help those affected by the recent flooding in the Midwest.” The Green Bay Press-Gazette (a Gannett newspaper) ran a story on the operation, .

While I couldn’t find much further information on it, there is an American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund page. All financial donations to the Red Cross are tax-deductible, but they apparently also need everything from buckets and pails to garbage bags to bottled water, rubber gloves and respirator masks. The effects of the floods are by no means not over. Driving down I-94 last weekend I saw that while much of the flood water has receeded, there are still hundreds if not thousands of acres of devastated farm land. That says nothing about the people that were affected by the floods, be they in Green Bay, Wisconsin or Burlington, Iowa.


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.