Wisc. School Teacher Announces Candidacy Against GOP Sen. Harsdorf

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Shelly Moore, a school teacher in Wisconsin’s Ellsworth School district, has declared her candidacy to run against State Senator Sheila Harsdorf, one of four Republicans targeted in a recall campaign in the wake of right-wing Governor Scott Walker’s war on unions. According to the blog Uppity Wisconsin, Moore teaches English and drama in Ellsworth, and has been active in the local teachers union and the fight for school funding. She is the Wisconsin director on the National Education Association board, representing WEAC. The above video is from her announcement at Legacy Chocolates in Menomonie, Wis.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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