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Wisc Democracy Campaign "The Flaw in Marsy’s Law" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Friday, 11 January 2019 15:55

wdc-logoMADISON - It’s been a busy start to the new year for us.

Last Wednesday, right after the holiday, we posted something on the NRA’s spending on Scott Walker in the last election, and the media jumped all over it. If you didn’t see the coverage, here’s the original item:

Influence Peddler of the Month: The NRA

Then earlier this week, we posted an article on the controversial powerline in the Driftless Area that American Transmission Co. and Dairyland Power are behind, and we noted that they’d been shoveling money on both sides of the fence:

ATC throws money around in Madison

And on Wednesday, I testified at the State Capitol against “Marsy’s Law,” an effort to amend our state constitution to protect victims’ rights, which sounds like a good idea. But the resolution contains a huge defect, as I pointed out here:

Why Marsy’s Law Is Flawed

matt-rothschildI hope you like these postings.

Best,

Matt Rothschild
Executive Director
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Democratic Radio: Congratulations Governor Evers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats   
Friday, 11 January 2019 15:30

tony-evers-innMADISON - This week State Representative Shelia Stubbs (D - Madison) expresses hope in the new administration of Governor Tony Evers.

Audio File of Radio Address

Hello. I am State Representative Shelia Stubbs from the beautiful 77th Assembly District in the South and West sections of Madison, with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

January 7th, 2019 marked the dawning of a new era for our state as Tony Evers took the oath of office and became the 46th governor of Wisconsin.

Assembly Democrats have full confidence in Governor Evers dedication to restoring Wisconsin’s values.

Under his leadership, our rich traditions of academic excellence, environmentalism, and opportunity will once again be honored in our great state.

We look forward to working side by side to achieve our shared goals of fully funding public schools, rebuilding our roads and bridges, and making healthcare affordable and accessible for every Wisconsinite.

2019 has presented Wisconsin with the opportunity to start fresh.

Governor Evers conveyed this best when he stated, and I quote, “We must dare greatly to go forward in the face of adversity and uncertainty.  We must dare to make space for hope here once again.”

Let’s get together.  Let’s go to work in the state of Wisconsin.

God bless you.  God bless the state of Wisconsin.  And God bless the United States of America.

Thank you so much.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 January 2019 15:48
 
Nation hurt by good people failing to oppose Trump PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laura Kiefert, Green Bay Progressive   
Monday, 07 January 2019 19:18

sheep-brennan-foleyHer greatest disillusionment isn’t Trump, it's that too many people are largely fine with all of the vicious, toxic filth and are not outraged or uncomfortable enough to take action or speak out.


GREEN BAY - Happy New Year to every person who didn’t vote for Donald Trump or who no longer supports him. Although I’m trying to look forward to the coming year with some optimism, the truth is I’ve become overwhelmed with disillusionment. I no longer think of the country in which I live, or many of the people who live in it, in the same way.

laura-kiefertThe greatest disillusionment to me isn’t Trump himself. I expected he’d be a horrible president because he’s a horrible person. He lacks a single kind or empathetic impulse, is impervious to compassion, and morally incapable of leading the country. Since his election, Trump has clearly caused the ugliness that exists among us to be elevated to a level not seen for over half a century.

My disillusionment comes with the reality that too many people I cared about and respected, people I thought were good people with admirable values, many of whom I considered to be friends, are largely fine with all of the vicious, toxic filth we’ve been infected with and are not outraged or uncomfortable enough to take action or speak out against the rising hatred and those who perpetuate it.

America will not return to the greatness and decency it once had until we all join together to hold our leaders to a higher standard of honesty and integrity. It’s the least we deserve as a nation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 January 2019 17:01
 
Democratic Radio: Opportunity to move Wisconsin forward on drunk driving in 2019 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Thursday, 03 January 2019 13:09

drunk-driving-crashMADISON, WI – Senator Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) offered the weekly Democratic radio address today.

The audio file of this week’s address can be found here.

A written transcript of the address is below:

chris-larson“Hi, this is State Senator Chris Larson with the Democratic Radio Address. It’s hard to believe that 2018 is already at a close. Hopefully, you were able to finish your last minute shopping and knock out all your resolutions before the start of the New Year.

“In this rush around the holidays, time never seems to slow down the way I want it to. Still, I hope that each of you got a break to spend more time with your friends, family, and neighbors.

“I am looking forward to 2019 which I hope will usher in a new opportunity to move Wisconsin forward.

“There are big issues that we must tackle, and to do that, we must find common ground. In this next session, I am hopeful that the appetite is finally there to change our drunk driving laws. With nearly 26% of Wisconsin adults admitting to driving while intoxicated, Wisconsin continues to top the national charts with the highest rate of drunk driving.

“We can and must do more to save lives and make our shared roads safe. Exactly 20 years ago I lost a classmate to a repeat drunk driver. Since then, families have continued to needlessly lose loved ones year after year. In fact, in 2017 we lost 179 more of our friends and neighbors due to drunk driving.

“We cannot rest until we change our culture around drinking and driving. In the meantime, I encourage you to please drive safe wherever you are going in the New Year and, if you're going out drinking, have a plan to get home safely.”

 
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