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Milwaukee Legislator Wants Republicans To Share TrumpCare Swamp PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Scott May   
Thursday, 29 June 2017 09:14

health_careWhat’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander says Sen. Carpenter as He Introduces Bill Requiring Wisconsin Elected Official’s Health Coverage to Not Exceed the Minimum Allowed by TrumpCare.


MADISON – State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) has introduced legislation that would require elected officials in Wisconsin to live under the same low coverage/high-cost health plans afforded by TrumpCare.

“They say to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, but for too long, Wisconsin Republicans have sought to deny adequate health care to their constituents while enjoying premium care themselves.” Said Senator Carpenter.

TcUnder this proposed legislation, what would be deemed good enough for the citizens of Wisconsin, should be good enough for elected officials. Healthcare is too important of an issue to allow for policy makers to be exempt from the effects of the laws they enact.

“As we have heard talk of seeking some of the waivers allowed under TrumpCare, I believe majority republicans have lost touch with what it’s like to have to live with uncertainty in receiving basic healthcare services. By considering this legislation they might be forced to put themselves in the shoes of people who are struggling,” said Carpenter.

“Republicans in Wisconsin have failed their constituents by not fully taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act while they had the chance. It’s time for them to live under their own bare-bones philosophy,” said Carpenter.

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Scott May contributed this article. Senator Carpenter’s press releases are available for review at  http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/carpenter/PressReleases/

 
Anderson, CAW Call on Senate GOP Contenders To Admit Support For Trumpcare PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 14:44

elderlyTrumpcare kicks millions of Americans off of their health care, raises out-of-pocket costs and reduces the quality of coverage, all in order to give tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations.


MADISON - On an afternoon call Tuesday with Wisconsin media, Representative Jimmy Anderson and Citizen Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Robert Kraig dissected the newly released Trumpcare bill and implored candidates for U.S. Senate to make their position on the issue known to the people of Wisconsin. 

jimmy-anderson"If you want to run for public office, the public deserves to know if you support this bill. If you have a Super PAC like Kevin Nicholson, then you should take a stand on this bill," said Representative Jimmy Anderson. "The Republican Senators' Trumpcare is just as cruel as the House GOP’s version. It kicks millions of Americans off of their health care, raises out-of-pocket costs and reduces the quality of coverage, all in order to give tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations." 

Even as 22 million Americans are in danger of losing their health care insurance over the next decade under Trumpcare, potential Republican Senate candidates have remained silent on the issue. 

"Why not just state outright if you're a supporter of this bill?" said Dr. Robert Kraig. "[Why not just admit] that you actually don't believe it's the federal government's role to guarantee everyone has a place to get affordable health care and that you would rather give large tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans?" 

Listen to the entire call here.

 
Card Skimmer Bill Aimed at Stopping Gas Pump Scam PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 15:53

gas-pumpsCredit card skimmers are often put into gas pumps and, when customers swipe cards, the skimmers read the information and criminals use it to steal money from bank accounts or make fraudulent charges on credit cards. Madison and the state legislature have passed legislation to fight this crime.

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Democratic Black Caucus Has Statement On Verdict In Heaggan-Brown Trial PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Monday, 26 June 2017 11:31

Heaggan-BrownAsks community for peace, vote instead.


MADISON - The following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Black Caucus Vice-Chair Felesia Martin with regards to last week's verdict in the Heaggan-Brown trial:

"The Black Caucus of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin supports the calls for peace, requested by the family of Sylville Smith. After the disappointing verdict in the trial of former Milwaukee Police Officer Heaggan-Brown, Mr. Smith’s sister, Sherelle Smith, said, it’s time to 'Do something different in the community.'

"We would encourage members of the community to join us in our work to educate our community about the benefits of civic and voter engagement. When we elect individuals who are committed to social justice, racial equity, and respect for diversity it helps to improve employment, education, health, and criminal justice outcomes. Our thoughts are with the Smith family, friends, and community. #BlackLivesMatter"

 
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