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Democratic Radio "Just Fix It" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Thursday, 26 July 2018 08:25

road-constructionCrumbling roads, deteriorating highways and structurally unsafe bridges have created headaches for Wisconsin drivers.


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.

“As the summer travel season continues, so have the headaches for Wisconsin drivers.

“Crumbling roads, deteriorating highways and structurally unsafe bridges have created a dangerous situation.

“After eight years of Republican budgeting, Wisconsin has over 2,800 bridges that need repairs and our roads are among the worst in the nation.

“Even the Republican chair of the state’s budget committee admitted that “The roads in Illinois are better than in Wisconsin.”

“Rather than delaying projects and laying off workers, Democrats are pushing to prioritize community safety and expand economic opportunities across our state.

“We’re proud to stand with the overwhelming majority of Wisconsin workers, families and businesses who want a responsible, long-term funding solution to repair our crumbling roads and improve transportation safety.

“If you’ve noticed how bad our roads have become, then you know it’s time to #JustFixIt and build toward a brighter future.

“Thank you.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 July 2018 13:29
 
“Interview with Mandela Barnes for Lt. Governor” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 20 July 2018 14:03

j0ftysBarnes talks about his race, news on the GOP’s continued sabotage of the Affordable Care Act, and more...


MILWAUKEE - We welcome Citizen Action of Wisconsin endorsed Lt. Governor candidate Mandela Barnes to talk about his race. We review the latest Marquette Law Poll and take a deep dive into the Democratic Governor’s primary.

Robert tells us about the news conference this weekend with Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi about the GOP’s continued sabotage of the Affordable Care Act. Join us Saturday, 7/21, at 10: 45am, at Independence First (540 S. 1st St in Milwaukee.) And of course, as we do most weeks, we have more Foxconn revelations.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 21 July 2018 14:10
 
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign "Russian Woman and Walker" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:46

maria-butina-walker-arRussian woman highlights Walker’s NRA ties, pay to play, and more from a bizarre week.


MADISON - What a bizarre week for our democracy!

There was Donald Trump’s disastrous press conference in Helsinki and his embarrassing attempts to walk it back. And there was Maria Butina, under arrest, with Scott Walker making a veiled cameo appearance in the FBI’s arrest request. Walker and Butina met at an NRA event, which is fitting, since the NRA has been a steady Walker supporter, as we note here:

Russian woman highlights Walker’s NRA ties

We broke a story, earlier this week, on Walker and an illegal contribution he received relating to the state pension fund:

Walker received "pay-to-play" contribution from exec of investment company

And we pored over the campaign finance filings that Wisconsin candidates submitted this week.

First for the governor’s race:

Walker raises twice as much as all of the Democratic candidates

And then for the race for Attorney General:

AG candidates raise nearly $1.3M in first half of 2018

I hope you like these postings.

Best,

Matt Rothschild
Executive Director
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P.S. Please support the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign with a tax-deductible donation today. It’s simple! Just click here. Thanks!

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 July 2018 13:59
 
Democratic Radio "Protecting our democracy" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Bridget Esser   
Thursday, 19 July 2018 12:55

ron-johnsonRepublicans in Wisconsin like Ron Johnson have not taken Russian attacks on our country and our democracy seriously.


MADISON, WI – Senator Mark Miller (D-Monona) 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:

mark-miller“Hello this is Senator Mark Miller with this week’s democratic radio address.

“The latest round of indictments against Russia by the Department of Justice reminds us how serious the Russian attacks on our country and our democracy have been.

“It is especially concerning that republicans in Wisconsin like Ron Johnson have not taken these attacks seriously. In fact, Senator Ron Johnson spent the 4th of July in Russia. He came home to say that ‘we’ve blown it way out of proportion’ and that it is difficult to meddle in our elections. That is, unfortunately, false. Not only have the Russians meddled in our election, primarily by spreading disinformation and hacking campaigns, Department of Justice is literally in the middle of telling us who, when and how.

“The right to vote, be informed, and have your vote counted is among the most precious to the American people. For Americans to have an unfriendly nation jeopardize that right is unacceptable and dangerous. President Trump said this week at his summit with Russian President Putin that both countries were at fault for the election meddling. President Trump, when asked, said he believes Putin over our own American Intelligence agencies. This is preposterous and deeply disturbing.

“The Russian hacks were successful. They will continue to commit these crimes as long as they continue to be successful. Instead of pretending that this isn’t happening, it is time for Republicans to join Democrats in taking these threats and attacks seriously. This is not a witch hunt. This is protecting our democracy.”

 
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