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“The health of Wisconsin’s democracy” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 30 November 2018 12:58

the-health-of-wisconsin-s-democracyPodcast covers the bogus GOP lame duck legislative session, Evers’ newly minted healthcare policy advisory council, and more...


STATEWIDE - After debriefing Rebecca’s much needed vacation, we discuss the latest news on the GOP lame duck legislative session scheduled for next week. Contact your state legislators today to voice your opposition to the Republican power grab!

Robert educates us on Evers’ newly minted healthcare policy advisory council, Evers' plan to expand Medicaid, and what we can expect the next Congress to do on healthcare. We also review the recent Amazon deal and throw some love to the Eau Claire City Council for making marijuana possession fines $1.

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Take Action: Vos/Fitz Extraordinary Legislative Session PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Friday, 30 November 2018 12:44

scott-fitzgeraldl-stands-behind-walkerContact your state legislators and tell them the GOP push to change the date of Wisconsin’s presidential primary in 2020 is wrong.


matt-rothschildMADISON - I’m outraged by the brazen attempt by Speaker Vos and Majority Leader Fitzgerald to undermine the will of Wisconsin voters.

Especially egregious is their late-inning effort to change the date of Wisconsin’s presidential primary in 2020 so that fewer voters would actually turnout for the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. I wrote about that here:

GOP Push to Change Primary Is a Slap at Wisconsin Voters

Please contact your state legislators by calling the toll-free legislative hotline at 1-800-362-9472 and tell them not to change the date of the presidential primary and for once to put petty politics aside!

If you don’t know your legislators, click here -- opens new window of map of Wisconsin legislative districts where you enter your address in top right search bar.

Here’s another thing you might be interested in: Today, we issued a report, “Record spending by outside groups in 2018,” which garnered a front-page story in the Wisconsin State Journal. You can read that report here:

Record Spending by Outside Groups in 2018

Thanks for looking at our report and for contacting your state legislators.

Best,

Matt Rothschild
Executive Director
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Best State: Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Atkins, County Commissioner   
Friday, 30 November 2018 10:05

wisc-minn-iowa-mapFalse promises and overblown estimates of business expansion have been hallmarks of our Governor Scott Walker for years and now President Trump has taken that tune to new heights. Here is a fact check from a County Commissioner in our neighboring state, Minnesota.

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Democratic Radio: The Will of the People PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Assembly Democrats   
Thursday, 29 November 2018 13:34

scott-fitzgeraldMADISON - This week, Rep. Melissa Sargent (D - Madison) of the Wisconsin Assembly Democrats talks about legislative Republicans putting politics over the people of Wisconsin.

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melissa-sargentHello, this is State Representative Melissa Sargent with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.

Our democracy is founded on having three separate but equal branches of government. The separation of powers between our legislative, executive, and judicial branches are paramount in protecting the promise of a fair and balanced state government.

This concept is central to the well-being of our democracy.

Despite this, the day after Tony Evers was elected Governor, Republicans expressed a desire to limit executive authority.

Republicans never mentioned a need to reign in the powers of the governor throughout the entire campaign, yet after Scott Walker lost, it became their top priority.

The people of Wisconsin have voted for a change in leadership and in direction.

Sadly, Republicans are choosing to act against the will of the people.

Rather than accepting the results of November’s election and working to collaborate with Governor-elect Evers, Speaker Vos and Majority Leader Fitzgerald are focused on desperate attempts to consolidate power.

Putting politics over the people of Wisconsin is not the way forward.

Wisconsin deserves better.

Thank you.

 
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