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Democratic Radio "National Health Center Week" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Thursday, 23 August 2018 15:56

healthcare-familyAs we recognize the efforts of health care providers, it’s time for our state leaders to come together and prioritize patient-centered solutions that expand access to quality, affordable health coverage.


MADISON, WI – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) 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:

jennifer-shilling“Hi, I’m State Senator Jennifer Shilling with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

“Across Wisconsin, families know that access to quality health care can be a challenge.

“As costs increase and communities struggle with provider shortages, many Health Centers have stepped up to expand coverage and meet the needs of local residents.

“As we celebrate National Health Center Week and recognize the efforts of health care providers across our country, it’s important to look for ways Wisconsin can improve health care access.

“Rather than allowing powerful drug companies and insurance executives to write their own rules, Democrats are fighting to expand health care coverage, protect community health clinics and lower prescription costs for seniors.

“We’ve rolled out our plans to strengthen BadgerCare, combat prescription drug price gouging, and improve access to preventive health services like cancer screenings and annual checkups.

"As medical providers and Community Health Clinics do their part to serve local residents, it’s time for our state leaders to come together and prioritize patient-centered solutions that expand access to quality, affordable health coverage.

“While the stakes couldn’t be higher, I’m confident that Wisconsin can once again be a leader in health care.”

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Omarosa. Manafort. Kavanaugh? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LegitAction Team   
Monday, 20 August 2018 17:06

donald-trump-golden-wingsTrump wants to make another lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court while he’s under active criminal investigation. Join tens of thousands of Legit members and sign our petition to keep Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court.

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“Citizen Action Co-op Members Win Big on Primary Day” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 17 August 2018 15:54

bgw-2v2tnciSTATEWIDE - We discuss Tuesday’s primary election in Wisconsin and celebrate huge victories by Citizen Action members Mandela Barnes, Sarah Godlewski, Marisabel Cabrera and Jeff Smith. Our panel begins to handicap the Governor and U.S. Senate races. and we welcome Citizen Action co-op member and candidate for the State Assembly Kim Butler to discuss her important race in Western Wisconsin.


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Democratic Radio "Observing Black Women’s Equal Pay Day" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats   
Thursday, 16 August 2018 16:11

latonya-johnsonMADISON – Senator LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) offered the following weekly Democratic radio address today on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day.

The audio file can be found here.

A written transcript of the address is as follows:

“Hello. I’m State Senator LaTonya Johnson. On August 7, we observed Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Women on average earn 80 cents for every $1 paid to men and for this reason we hold Equal Pay Day in April. In other words, equal pay for equal work. But did you know for women of color the pay gap is even wider? In Wisconsin, African American women earn only 61 cents for every dollar paid to men, which made August 7 of this year the day that their salaries caught up to what white men made in 2017.

“Senate Democrats are committed to ensuring women, including women of color, are paid fair wages for equal work and addressing contributors to the wage gap, such as employment discrimination and lack of affordable child care.

“According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research, if women were paid the same as comparable men then the economy would add $513 billion in wages and salary, and the poverty rate for working women would fall by nearly half. Closing the wage gap is not only an issue of fairness, but it’s an economic imperative that benefits everyone in our community.”

 
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