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Democratic Radio: Wisconsinites Support Medical Marijuana PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats   
Thursday, 21 February 2019 16:39

medical-marijuanaLegalizing medical marijuana will provide safe, legal, and regulated options to help address debilitating medical conditions says Erpenbach.

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Wis Democracy Campaign “Trump’s Emergency” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 09:04

donald-trumpLet’s insist that Trump follow the Constitution – on the Census and on the border wall.


MADISON - Yesterday I spoke at a rally on Donald Trump’s “national emergency” declaration on Friday. There were about 100 people in the Rotunda at the State Capitol, and it was an inspiring event.

Here are the remarks I gave:

Trump’s in Touch with his Inner Fascist

Please contact your members of Congress, both in the House of Representatives and the Senate, and urge them to take immediate action to pass a resolution of disapproval to overturn the national emergency declaration. Restrain this man before he goes any further down the hill toward authoritarianism.

And, on a related subject, please ask your members of Congress to vote to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census. Adding that question to the Census is aimed at intimidating undocumented immigrants and would lead to an undercounting, which would further disadvantage communities that have a high percentage of immigrants.

matt-rothschildWe have a Constitution. And it says to count all persons. Let’s insist that Trump follow the Constitution – on the Census and on the border wall. It’s pretty basic: Do we have a democracy or not?

Thanks for your activism.

Best,

Matt Rothschild
Executive Director
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P.S. If you appreciate our outspokenness on the threat that Trump poses, please send us a tax-deductible gift here. Or you can send it the old-fashioned way to: Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, 203 S. Paterson St, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53703. Thanks!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2019 10:09
 
Domestic Violence A Real Emergency PDF Print E-mail
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Written by End Domestic Abuse WI, Chase Tarrier   
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 12:06

domesticviolenceIf President Trump needs an Emergency, domestic violence victim advocates in Wisconsin suggest an option based in reality.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 12:41
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Erpenbach Applauds Medical Marijuana Proposal PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jon Erpenbach. State Senator 27th District   
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 11:15

medical-marijuanaWe should legalize medical marijuana, as an ever growing list of organizations and individuals support decriminalization for medical use.


MADISON - Since 2009, I have been the author of legislation to legalize marijuana for medical use. In that time I have heard heartbreaking stories from people across the state who are using marijuana to alleviate serious medical conditions; People breaking the law to get their loved ones a medicine that works.

Legislators have long been behind the public on this issue. Recent polling showed that 59% of Wisconsinites support the legalization of all marijuana, but broken down into medical use the numbers are even higher.

In addition, thirty States and Washington, D.C., both red and blue, have passed effective medical marijuana programs, and no state has ever sought to repeal it. It is time for Wisconsin to join them in passing these regulations.

jon-erpenbachThe bottom line is that seriously ill patients should not have to break the law to access their medication. Marijuana can provide relief to those suffering from cancer, glaucoma, PTSD, ALS, chronic pain and can even help in the fight against opiate addiction. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2014 found that opioid overdose deaths were reduced by 25% in states with an effective medical marijuana law. This is a common-sense solution to a crisis that impacts both urban and rural areas of our state.

There are a multitude of reasons why we should legalize medical marijuana, and an ever growing list of organizations and individuals that support decriminalization for medical use. This proposal will help individuals seeking to alleviate chronic pain in a safe and legal way, and I applaud Governor Evers for listening to the people of Wisconsin.

 
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