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LWV: Constitutional Boundaries Need Enforcement PDF Print E-mail
Written by League of Women Voters WI, Erin Grunze   
Friday, 10 May 2019 11:41

wis-supreme-courtThe League’s concern with the extraordinary session is about upholding the rule of law and Wisconsin’s Constitution, to which all elected officials should be bound. The people should expect no less.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 May 2019 12:09
Shilling Celebrates International Workers’ Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Thursday, 02 May 2019 08:37

working-womanLA CROSSE, WI – On International Workers’ Day Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) issued the following statement in recognition of the annual celebration of the achievements of workers:

jen-shilling“As Wisconsinites, we take pride in our workers and our state’s history of recognizing their value to every corner of the state. Governor Evers is honoring that long-standing tradition by reversing the many changes made over the past eight years that weakened the state’s tradition of respecting and championing labor.

“The governor’s budget proposal focuses on improving the lives of workers through raising wages, expanding family and medical leave, officially banning the box in Wisconsin, and providing drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants who just want to get to and from their workplace safely.

“Wisconsinites want to see their leaders on both sides of the aisle come together to expand economic opportunities and prioritize working families. Today, we must recommit ourselves to championing the needs of working people and connecting the dots to improve economic opportunity for all in our state.”

Democratic Radio: Governor Evers’ Budget Values Wisconsin Workers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Democrats   
Thursday, 02 May 2019 08:16

kc-workersMADISON, WI – Senator Jeff Smith (D-Eau Claire) offered the Democratic weekly radio address on Governor Evers’ pro-worker budget proposal.

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

A written transcript of the address is below:

jeff-smith“Hello, I’m State Senator Jeff Smith with this week’s weekly radio address.

“This week, communities across the state recognized workers of all stripes in annual celebrations dedicated to Wisconsin’s workers.

“Respecting workers has always been a deeply held Wisconsin value. Governor Tony Evers’ budget reestablishes Wisconsin’s long held tradition of supporting the hardworking men and women that contribute so much to the success of our state.

“In an effort to restore the state's historic partnerships between management and labor, the governor's budget restores prevailing wage law, repeals right to work, raises wages for workers, expands family and medical leave, officially ‘bans the box’ in Wisconsin, and allocates hundreds of thousands of dollars for workforce training programs within our corrections system.

“These budget proposals support fundamental Democratic principles. They give more Wisconsinites the opportunity to enjoy economic security and pride in their work.

“Governor Evers’ budget reverses many changes from the previous administration made over the past eight years that weakened the state’s tradition of championing workers, collective bargaining, and local control.

“It’s simple: We all benefit when we put workers first and respect their labor.

“Democrats are proud to support a budget that prioritizes workers and puts forth commonsense solutions to grow our economy.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2019 09:11
Hintz on Campus Events at UW Oshkosh PDF Print E-mail
Written by Assembly Democrats   
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 08:46

roof-flagState Representative appreciates the leadership of Chancellor Leavitt and all those who confront racism and bigotry while pushing for a more inclusive, tolerant, and respectful community.

MADISON – Last Thursday, pictures from a party on the UW Oshkosh campus depicting racist words and images were posted on social media. In response, Chancellor Andrew Leavitt sent an email responding to this incident to the entire campus and called for a meeting Friday at Reeve Memorial Union.

Representative Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statement regarding these events on campus:

gordon_hintz“Racism has no place on campus or in our community. The hateful words and symbols these students used are contrary to everything UW Oshkosh stands for. As an ally of the students harmed by these events, I hear you and will work with you to improve our campus climate.

“I appreciate the leadership of Chancellor Leavitt and all those who confront racism and bigotry while pushing for a more inclusive, tolerant, and respectful campus, community and world.”

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