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Democratic Radio "Wisconsin Millennials" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GBP Staff   
Thursday, 01 March 2018 15:47

uwgbMADISON - This week, Rep. Greta Neubauer (D - Racine) talks about the needless $6.8 million GOP advertising campaign to attract out-of-state millennials to jobs here for the Wisconsin Assembly Democrats.

Audio File of Radio Address

greta-neubauerHello, this is State Representative Greta Neubauer with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

Last week, republicans pushed a bill through the legislature that would allocate $6.8 million for an advertising campaign to attract millennials to Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Republicans understand millennials are leaving Wisconsin, but they don’t have any idea how to keep us.

The Wisconsin GOP is out of touch and outdated.

As a newly elected official, and a millennial, I understand what we need to do to make Wisconsin a more desirable place to live, work, and play.

Young people want to live where the environment is clean, the schools are good, healthcare is affordable and accessible, and the transportation systems are strong. We want meaningful work that supports our families and builds our communities.

That starts with making clean air and water a priority and ensuring our natural resources and tradition of sporting heritage continue to thrive for future generations.

It continues with investing our resources in public education at all levels, so the schools our children go to are just as strong as the schools we attended.

It means rebuilding our infrastructure so whether you are biking, driving, or busing, you can get from point A to point B safely.

Millennials want a Wisconsin where they can raise a family, attend a world class university, and know that regardless of who you are or where you are from, you are welcome in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Democrats understand the real solution to our problems isn’t $6.8 million advertising campaign, it is upholding the progressive values that move Wisconsin forward.

Thank you.

“Attorney General Schimel wants to arm teachers” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 23 February 2018 15:04

school_arm_teachersWe discuss AG's shameful election year call for arming teachers in Wisconsin schools in an effort to fire up gun advocates, and more...

STATEWIDE - We review this week’s Spring Primary Election results and looking forward to April 3rd General Election. Robert reviews the latest Gov. Walker healthcare scheme which vainly attempts to cover one of his greatest political vulnerabilities.

We dive into Attorney General Brad Schimel’s shameful election year call for arming teachers in Wisconsin schools in an effort to fire up gun advocates. Finally we review explosive new research from the ACLU documenting that that hundreds of thousands of Milwaukee Police stops violate basic constitutional rights because they are not based on reasonable cause, and disproportionately subject people of color to stigmatizing and traumatic police encounters.

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Democratic Radio: "Despite Flooding Risks, GOP Rolls Back Wetland Protections" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Friday, 23 February 2018 14:50

hurricane-harveyAssembly action this week will make it substantially easier to replace wetlands with paved surfaces all across Wisconsin, and may cause enormous damage in future storms.

MADISON, WI – Senator Janet Bewley (D-Ashland) 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:

janet-bewley“Hello, this is State Senator Janet Bewley

“As I’m recording this, 12 Wisconsin counties are under flood warnings. In the middle of February.

“It’s been 16 months since deadly floods caused enormous damage across Northwestern Wisconsin. We spent months detouring around washed out roads as crews did heroic work helping our communities recover and start rebuilding. It will be years before we’re back to where we started.

“That’s why I was so disappointed to see my republican colleagues vote for a bill yesterday that is almost guaranteed to make things worse. Assembly Bill 547 will make it substantially easier to replace wetlands with paved surfaces all across Wisconsin. We saw what that did in Houston, why would we want to replicate it here in Wisconsin? Wetlands not only provide critical protections for our water by filtering out pollution, they also protect against flooding.

“I understand the need to update laws to make sure that we aren’t needlessly thwarting economic opportunity, but we shouldn’t go too far. We need to ensure that any changes we make to wetland protection don’t result in increased flooding. It’s not just a question of having to spend more time with our shop-vacs in our basements, it’s a question of where are we going to find the resources to rebuild whole communities that have been devastated by flooding.”

Last Updated on Friday, 23 February 2018 18:52
Democratic Radio "Black History Month" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats   
Friday, 16 February 2018 16:46

martinlutherkingMADISON - This week Rep. David Bowen (D - Milwaukee) presents the Democratic Weekly Radio Address on Black History Month, a time to honor African American leaders and important historical events.

Audio File of Radio Address

david-bowenHello, this is State Representative David Bowen with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

February is Black History Month.  This is the time of year many host commemorative events to honor African American leaders and important historical events.

But Black History is about so much more.

It is about the real, shared experiences of African Americans from all walks of life.

A time when we remember those who fought for the right to vote.

Those who marched for access to public services without Jim Crow laws.

Those who died fighting for the recognition that all people are created equal.

It is about those experiences strengthening this state and strengthening this nation, because Black History is American history.

Most of all, it is remembering where we have been, so we can remember and recognize how far we still have to go.

Black History Month, just like every month, is a time of action.

That action can be working on economic equity, criminal justice reform, advocating for fair housing practices, and demanding quality education for our children.

For me, it means tirelessly working to ensure our community has a seat at the table and a voice in our state government.

Like the great black public servants who came before me, Lloyd Barbee, Vel Phillips, and so many others, I will continue to fight for the community I was born and raised in.

I will continue to work making Wisconsin a better place for all of us.

Thank you.

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