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Russ Feingold Supports LegitAction in Stopping GOP's Judicial Coup PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Russ Feingold   
Thursday, 23 March 2017 13:02

supreme-courtDemocratic, Independent and Republican senators who still care about the legitimacy of the Supreme Court must filibuster Trump's Gorsuch nomination.


MADISON - Today, right now, our democracy is facing a devastating threat. And it's not only Russia.

Republicans are attempting to complete the cynical political takeover of the Supreme Court that they launched last year when they failed to even give a hearing to Judge Merrick Garland.

potus-merrick-garland-scotusThe legitimacy of the Supreme Court has already taken a severe blow because of the GOP's political games, but if Judge Gorsuch is confirmed, it would lock in a dangerous precedent from which the legitimacy of our highest court may not recover.

neil-gorsuchThe Senate is the only entity now able to prevent this precedent and its resulting slippery slope, but only if senators are willing to fight. Democratic and Independent senators, and any Republicans who still care about the legitimacy of the Supreme Court, must filibuster Gorsuch's nomination.

Sign LegitAction's petition to Democratic and Independent senators now: preserve the legitimacy of the Supreme Court by filibustering the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch.

The legitimacy of the Supreme Court is one of the four key pillars of our country's democracy that is under threat and must be protected. The others are elections determined by voters instead of money, the unrestricted right and access to vote, and protecting the power of the popular vote.

This time, the GOP took the Supreme Court hostage in the last year of a president's term; next it will be the year before midterm elections. It won't be long before it extends to the whole two-year presidential campaign, amounting to three years of any presidential term where a Supreme Court seat cannot be filled.

I have always considered the Supreme Court our country's safety valve. When everything else fails, the Court is there to protect the Constitution and protect our civil rights.

But today, the most important safety valve is the U.S. Senate, specifically those senators with the conviction to fight for the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.

That's why we're going to actually deliver the signatures from this petition to Democratic and Independent senators. Add your voice now and tell Democrats and Independents in the Senate to filibuster Judge Gorsuch.

The GOP's judicial coup spat in the face of our Constitution, and a nomination that locks that in as a precedent cannot be accepted under any circumstances. It is not hypocritical to try to right this wrong. It would be unconstitutional not to.

Thanks for all you're doing during this crucial time.

Sincerely,

Russ

Last Updated on Friday, 24 March 2017 13:24
 
GOP Aims to Takeaway Health Care From Their Own Constituents PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:44

americanhealthcareactMillions of Americans, including 49,300 in the Fox Valley/Green Bay area and nearly 240,000 statewide in Wisconsin Congressional districts held by Republicans could be harmed by ill conceived American Healthcare Act.


MADISON - Before the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans lacked access to quality, affordable health insurance, and even those who did have coverage had little protection against insurance company abuses. It seems that Wisconsin's Republican members of Congress want to drag us back to the dark age before President Obama's landmark legislation. 

Tomorrow, the House is expected to vote on the widely-panned Republican Wealthcare bill, led by Rep. Paul Ryan, that kicks 24 million Americans off of their health insurance and forks over huge tax giveaways to insurance companies and the super-wealthy.

For some, the bill isn't bad enough, Rep. Grothman recently introduced an amendment to unfairly kick 26-year-olds off their parent's health care insurance, only allowing them to stay on their parent's plans until age 23. 

For others, like Rep. Sean Duffy, cajoling their colleagues for tomorrow's vote is more important than ensuring health care for those in his district who need it the most. 

Even those who have heard opposition to the proposal from their constituents are choosing to simply ignore them, like Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and Rep. Mike Gallagher, who both still plan to vote for the Wealthcare bill tomorrow.  

Even Koch-brothers darling and 'repeal and replace' candidate, Sen. Ron Johnson, opposes the House's Wealthcare proposal. Johnson recently told reporters that “skeptical” was an “understatement” in describing his attitude toward the plan.

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 October 2017 15:58
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Republicans Introduce ObamaCare Repeal & Replace Plan PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 16:54

ryan-repub-healthcareSpeaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans proudly introduced their health plan last night, and it provides less coverage, higher costs, huge tax giveaways to those at the top. This took six years?

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