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Democracy Campaign 'The Big Redistricting Case' PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Saturday, 24 June 2017 08:15

univ-student-voteUpdate on SCOTUS and Wisconsin redistricting, Walker, big corporate money, and more...


MADISON - Here’s our take on the big redistricting case that the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take. The short answer: I still think the good guys can win this:

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Wisconsin redistricting case

Speaking of Supreme Courts, the Wisconsin Supreme Court just embarrassed itself again when the conservative justices voted to slam the doors on the public and no longer discuss administrative rules out in the open:

Wisconsin Supreme Court shuts public out

On the corporate front, Scott Walker continues to hobnob with people who cut him the big checks:

Walker visits Ashley Furniture and big donors

And the people of Wisconsin are not benefiting from all the money being tossed his way. Take a look at Anthem. It’s a big funder of Republicans in Wisconsin, and still it’s bolting:

Anthem is Wisconsin GOP booster

Meanwhile, I’ve given three speeches recently that I wanted to share with you in hopes that at least one of them appeals to you:

Walker’s assault on clean and open government

March for Truth speech

Why the disability rights movement and the democracy movement need each other

I’m eager to speak in your community, too, so if you’d like me to come out, please send me an email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

I hope you have a nice weekend.

Best,

Matt Rothschild
Executive Director
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Blue Jean Nation 'Upending the new Jim Crow' PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Mike McCabe, Blue Jean Nation   
Thursday, 22 June 2017 13:14

black-hoodyMonopolized political speech, mass incarceration and voter suppression together pack an enormous discriminatory wallop. Overcoming the new Jim Crow starts with recognizing it and seeing through the false justifications.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 June 2017 16:02
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Celebrating Wisconsin’s Dairyland PDF Print E-mail
State & Local
Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
Monday, 19 June 2017 15:35

wisc-dairy-farmThis week Sen. Kathleen Vinehout writes about celebrating Wisconsin’s Dairyland as part of June Dairy Month. She shares some reminiscences about being a dairy farmer.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 June 2017 21:09
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Blue Jean Nation "The football game that never ends" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike McCabe, Blue Jean Nation   
Thursday, 15 June 2017 20:49

ProtestThe pro-life, pro-choice issue is a political football that both major party's use to whip up their base. What if we stopped taking the bait, and focused instead on solving this incredibly sensitive issue that the ruling elite clearly do not want to see resolved?

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 June 2017 21:34
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